The Lord of Psalm 23: Jesus Our Shepherd, Companion, and Host, by David Gibson.

An exceptional and stellar exposition of Psalm 23. You will never read this famous psalm the same way again after walking through it with David Gibson’s help. He has done us all a service by publishing the fruit of his pastoral work. He helpfully shows that the psalm is based around three paradigms: the sheep and the shepherd, the traveler and the companion, the guest and the host.

Two minor things:

  • A good amount of Gibson’s insightful comments rest on a varying translations of the text. One does wonder, how many such comments can a pastor make until it affects people’s trust in their translations?
  • At the book’s glorious end, Gibson buys into Beale’s “the whole earth is the holy of holies” paradigm. It is popular today, but one does have to ask if it’s warranted by the text. John doesn’t say “I did not see a temple in the city because the whole world became a temple,” but rather “I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.”
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