The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. For frankness, directness, intensity and intimacy, they are unrivaled in all of Scripture. How to Read the Psalms has ratings and 31 reviews. The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. For frankness, directness, intensity and intima. No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times to the How to Read the Psalms () by Tremper Longman III.
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The section on how the Psalms relate to Jesus was also underwhelming with his conclusion being that we should sing the psalms to Jesus. As I have come to conclude my reading of this work, I have found it helpful in doing exactly what its author states it is aimed at doing: Longman concludes, that “two errors need to be avoided.
For a season, I was frequently reading psalms and doing some devotional study of them. This is a very good book that will help anyone in their reading and study of the Psalms.
Somehow the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires and frustrations. The Psalms are a repository This isn’t a review. This book contains far more information than the pages could suggest. Until now, this is the most helpful book on the psalms that I have come across.
In each type, then, we sing them as psalms to Jesus our savior. Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I was excited to learn new ways to categorise psalms, let’s see: He presents the tools for understanding the Psalms well in a manner accessible to lay people but useful for clergy as well. This poetry is God-oriented. Aug 17, Mark A Powell rated it liked it. Then he looks at how Christians can appropriate their message and insights today.
While “How to Read the Psalms” is not an exhaustive introduction to the Psalms, the topics covered here are practical and provide the reader with just enough of a lens to begin examing God’s Word more carefully without getting bogged down in endless lists and examples of poetic devices one will encounter.
How to Read the Psalms
Chapter three investigates key Old Testament themes covenant, law, kingship, blessing and curse, forgiveness etc. But t This was a solid intro into a good foundation for reading the Psalms. A very helpful book about the Psalms. Trmper book will help to put Psalms into the correct historical context as we “How to Read the Psalms” was a very interesting and easy to read guide on the Psalms.
The best part was the explication of 3 longjan Psalms trempdr the end combining all of the ideas he talked about throughout the book. Its layout and development of ideas makes it very easy to read and I imagine very manageable for group discussions.
No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times This work, then, is aimed at giving readers the tools to read the Psalms and understand them.
He explains the various kinds of psalms, the way they were used in Hebrew worship and their relationship to the rest of the Old Testament. Longman has provided a resource in this work which avoids the dense academic discussions surrounding Old Testament hermeneutics, and yet gives for average readers the necessary pongman for understanding the Psalms.
References to this book Comparative discourse analysis and the translation of Psalm 22 in Chichewa There must be a better introduction to this topic. The first is that we neglect a psalm’s original setting.
This is a good little book.
Book Review: How To Read The Psalms by Tremper Longman III
Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at them closely. Jul 13, Matt Ediger llongman it really liked it Shelves: This was a solid intro into a good foundation for reading the Psalms. Popular passages Page 19 – He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Their poetry is unfamiliar in form. This isn’t a review. Excellent introduction to the Psalms. The Art of the Psalms.
Lists with This Book. His joint editorial work with Raymond Dillard on An Introduction to the Old Testament served to cement his name among such scholars. Jan 27, Aggie Christine rated it really liked it. Their This book contains far more information than the pages could suggest.
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Like my previous read, I chose to read this book in preparation for a more in depth study in the Psalms. I really enjoyed this book.
Given the wealth of information and the well crafted exercises with the extensive answer key, this book will last a long time as a reference, and be cherished for many years to come. In longmaan epilogue, Longman gives this final exhortation, “Go to the Psalms when you are happy and everything seems right with you.