I conclude this study of these eight Psalms first with a suggestion for further research and then, more centrally, with an attempt to place Calvin and the significance of his exegesis within the history of Christian biblical interpretation. I believe this study of these Psalms points to an initial emergence of differing theological content and principles of exegesis that in time begins to translate into defining aspects of confessional identities. In other words, this analysis hints at the significance of biblical exegesis in the formation of Protestant confessional identities, though admittedly, it just makes tantalizing suggestions to this effect and cannot prove this point within the scope of the project. With this clearly said, I do want to explore just what I think this study can begin to unearth concerning the role of biblical exegesis in the formation of, specifically, the emerging distinctive aspects of Lutheran and Reformed identities. Finally, I conclude with an exploration of the significance of Calvin and his commentaries within the larger history of Christian biblical exegesis that such as study as this highlights.
This study of these eight Psalms raises some titillating suggestions concerning the significance of biblical exegesis for the emergence