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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How to Read the Psalms – Tremper Longman III – Google Books
It is both helpful and frustrating that Longman waits until the end to provide us with a complete demonstration of his hermeneutic in action. Somehow the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires and frustrations. I suggest supplementing this with reading Mark Futato’s “Transformed by Praise” as it gives a similar perspective while adding helpful and digestable recent scholarship.
Good if you don’t have any experience with poetry as Longman goes over basic categories in biblical poetry. Though the Psalms were written by individuals at different times some by David others by Moses and still others by unknown authors and in different circumstances most of which are not clearly outlined for usthey were collected into a larger volume for the purpose of promoting corporate worship among the Israelites.
The one thing that I think all readers are longing for as they go through the book is this type of demonstration.
Other works which deal with the subject of parallelism usually, by design and by nature I would assume, deal with it at a much more technical level. The book, divided into three parts, begins with an invitation to study the Psalms. In part two Longman demonstrates his ability to interact intelligently with the dynamics of Hebrew poetry, but it is his ability to explain them that warrants mentioning.
For pastor and layperson alike, Dr. The Psalms Mirror of the Soul. This was surprisingly easy to read for a book that is used as a textbook in seminary. The Psalms are a repository This isn’t a review.
Brian G. Hedges : How to Read the Psalms by Tremper Longman III (Book Review)
The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. Psalms have been great for that. Notify me of new posts via email.
Their poetry is unfamiliar in form. The work is broken down into three sections. The New Testament’s use of the Psalms. Feb 29, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: Lojgman book, divided into three parts, begins with an invitation to study the Psalms.
Recalling Calvin’s words that the Psalms are “an anatomy of all the parts of the soul,” Longman urges us to read the Psalms, because they “appeal to the whole person. Psalms of reorientation, in which renewed hope reax God is expressed. This book is like longmxn Psalm compass. We learn of the glory and greatness of God, we learn of his goodness and holiness, we learn of his power and righteous judgement, but we also learn of His tender care for his image bearing, creatures, of his gracious and compassionate love for His children.
Book Review: How To Read The Psalms by Tremper Longman III
Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at them closely. Tremper Longman gives us the kind of help we need to overcome the distance between the psalmists’ world and ours. Chapter four, on the other hand, eead on “a Christian reading of the Psalms,” thoughtfully exploring how the Psalms relate to Jesus. Somehow the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires and frustrations. InterVarsity PressSep 20, – Religion. This section is one of the strong points of the work as a whole.
It does a wonderful job of explaining some of the characteristics of different Psalms, how to read them and to All of this expressed in song, to boot!
In each type, then, we sing them as psalms to Jesus our savior. The second part of the book is about “The Art of the Psalms. No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times to the present. Jan 19, Olanma Ogbuehi rated it it was amazing. If you care about the psalms, read this, read N. I highly recommend it. This is a solid introduction to trejper literature of Psalms. Chapter four, on the other hand, focuses on “a Christian reading of the Psalms,” thoughtfully exploring how the Psalms relate to Jesus.
Return to Book Page. In this way the Psalms remind Israel, as they sing, of the major doctrines of the Old Testament.
How to Read the Psalms
Also, there’s note section and a guide to commentaries. Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at t The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us.
A Melody of Psalms.