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Psalm 118: A Commentary
After nearly 30 years of engagement with this text, we are delighted at long last to make it available to the faithful in permanent library form. Each reading (and there have been many) has deepened our appreciation of the profundity of the commentary, which never succumbs to the temptation of mere academicism. It is a book which can be read from beginning to end -- or fro ...more
Hardcover, 351 pages
Published 2014 by The St. John of Kronstadt Press
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This is an incredibly rich book, covering nuggets of truth in each and every verse in Psalm 119 (there is a different numbering system in Eastern theology, thus the title reference to Ps. 118). It was not easy reading, but it was worth the nuggets of gold to be found by taking it slowly and digesting it, literally, one verse at a time.
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