An Exposition of the Book of Psalms - Volume 1
Set Forth as Prophetic of Christ and His Church
by Samuel Eyles Pierce
This two-volume set on the Psalms by Samuel Eyles Pierce (1746-1829) was formerly one of the scarcest of the full-length Scripture expositions to be found by this early nineteenth-century Baptist minister and author.
When we set out to publish this work, not a single library in the US or Canada listed it among their collections! And in Great Britain, only two libraries were shown to have the volumes. Over a century ago, C. H. Spurgeon in his well-known book Commenting and Commentaries (1885), stated that even in his day this set was "very scarce," while commending Pierce as one who "writes to comfort and edification" on the Psalms. We are therefore honored to make this work available once more to the present generation of Christians.
What makes Pierce's exposition unique among others on the Psalms is that he views the whole book (not just the "messianic" Psalms), as prophetic of Christ and His Church and expounds each chapter in accordance with this central theme. The result is a spiritually rich, Christ-centered treatise on this favorite Old Testament book.
Pierce was a Christian very much in the mold of John Bunyan, and readers are sure to profit from a careful study of these books.
The sixth exposition in our Newport Commentary Series. Bound in grade B black cloth vellum hardcover with acid-free paper. Smyth-sewn.
Volume 1 - 669 pages with portrait of Pierce and manuscript note by Pierce.
"These well-bound volumes are recommended for anyone seeking to get to grips with the messianic character of the Psalter [or Book of Psalms], for this treatment is distinguished by a strong concentration on Christ. . . . The result is forceful, devotional, and insightful, especially as the author takes pains to connect the experiences woven into the Psalms with the life of the God-man. . . . If you are seeking precise technical information, then Pierce is not your first port of call. However, if you are looking for sermonically-suggestive interpretations, a fresh and stimulating survey of the Psalter, and a clear though perhaps not unerring view of Christ, then this is a helpful resource."
—Jeremy Walker as reviewed in The Banner of Truth Magazine, May 2014.