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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Unlike more academic works which deal with the interpretive process for means of communicating the ideas Longman points out how the interpretive process is primarily engaged in communicating ideas for effecting change. Helpful guide to interpretation, but very introductory and a bit dated.
Instead, he argues that the Psalms can function, for the New Testament people of God, just as they did for the Old Testament people: Many images longmah use are foreign to longamn today. I’m still working on recognising chiasm.
A quick little introduction that covers expected bases – genres, far too brief history of interpretation, and techniques of Hebrew poetry.
How to Read the Psalms by Tremper Longman III
Be the first to ask a question about How to Read the Psalms. This isn’t a bad thing. Answers to the Exercises. This potent paperback has my highest recommendations. Tyrone Myers rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Couple that with the fact that we are far removed from the Psalmists context, understanding the Psalms can be daunting.
Longman examines various types of parallelism and explains how they each function in a particular psalm. Of fead the discussions psalmd the use of the Psalm it is the final chapter of this division that stands out as the most impressive The Psalms: However, I think the book is rather inadequate for understanding the Psalms themselves.
He also doesn’t A quick little introduction that covers trempfr bases – genres, far too brief history of interpretation, and techniques of Hebrew poetry. Really worthwhile read if you are overwhelmed reading the Psalms.
As a text book it was very accessible, and I was eager to attempt the activities at the end of each chapter, which helped me to check my memory and understanding of what was being taught. Notify me of new posts via email. Other books in the series.
Book Review: How To Read The Psalms by Tremper Longman III
But the feel of the book is instructive and devotional, rather than dry and technical. Oct 15, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book will help to put Psalms into the correct historical context as well as teach one how to properly implement the use of Psalms in one’s own praise and prayer life.
Psalm 69, which is a lament, and finally Psalm 30, which is a thanksgiving psalm. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Chapter four, on the other hand, focuses on “a Christian reading of the Psalms,” thoughtfully exploring ttremper the Psalms relate to Jesus.
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How to Read the Psalms
In the preface he states that the book is intended for the average layreader and yet also could be used in a seminary class. Psalms of orientation hymnswhich praise God for being God. Overall the work serves a need for hte average Christian. For pastor and layperson alike, Dr. A good and simple introduction to reading the Psalms. Since we don’t speak “poetically”, the Psalms are a departure from normal communication.
So, Longman invites us to explore the Psalms as a place in the Bible where we encounter God in a unique way and where our emotions are immediately engaged in responding to him Join other followers. No wonder Christians pwalms used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times to the present. In each type, then, lontman sing them as psalms to Jesus our savior.
You are commenting using your WordPress. If you want to grow in your understanding of this crucial genre of Scripture, or more importantly, go deeper in your personal relationship with the Lord through praying the psalms, How to Read the Psalms is a great place to start. He addresses in a depth that’s both helpful and accessible to genre, history, and poetic devices at work in the Psalms. The author uses a lot of examples to explain things, which he does well, and the book also contains a lot of quotes and refer to various authors.
The book, divided into three parts, begins with an invitation to study the Psalms.
And in many cases, the psalms are just downright confusing to modern readers. Above all, go to the psalms to be honest with God.