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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Jul 13, Longmn Ediger rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mirror of the Soul. Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Other works which deal with rsad subject of parallelism usually, by design and by nature I would assume, red with it at a much more technical level.
Overall the work serves a need for the average Christian. Great book for anyone trying to understand the massive genre of Psalms. No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times to the present. One might be in his discussion of imprecatory psalms–he says they can never be prayed against individuals today.
Longman is an informed and well-spoken helmsman. In each type, then, we sing them as psalms to Jesus our savior. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
How to Read the Psalms
No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times This potent paperback has my highest recommendations. Helpful guide to interpretation, but very introductory and a bit dated. He presents the tools for understanding the Psalms well in a manner accessible to lay people but useful for clergy as well. In this book, author Tremper Longman III explores how Christians should read the Psalms, especially focusing on how the coming of Christ affects our understanding of these hymns and laments.
And how the Psalms can be considered a mirror of the soul, informing our intellect, arousing our emotions and directing our wills. Notify me of new comments via email. Here Longman develops an understanding of Hebrew poetry, parallelism, and imagery all with helpful examples from the texts themselves. Really worthwhile read if you are overwhelmed reading the Psalms.
It does a wonderful job of explaining some of the characteristics of different Psalms, how to read them and to Otherwise frustratingly repetitive; good insights obscured by a lot of shallow, obvious material; and mediocre, uninspiring prose.
Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at t The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. Longman concludes, that “two errors need to be avoided. Answers to the Exercises.
Want to Read saving…. He specifically notes that reading the Psalms is not solely done to gather information but to have our emotions and imaginations moved as well. Many images they use are foreign to us today. A Christian Reading of the Psalms.
This section is one of the strong points of the work as a whole. It covers hw general types of Psalms as well as the imagery and parallelism that can be found within the Psalms. It’s not a super gripping read and it’s not mind blowing but it’s solid and beneficial. Many images they use are foreign to us today.
Book Review: How To Read The Psalms by Tremper Longman III
The Psalms are not limited, of course, to the Old Testament, for they are the most frequently quoted in all the Longmna Testament, and that is for good reason. The last division of the work delves more fully into the interpretive process by giving us three examples.
It is both helpful and frustrating that Longman waits until the longjan to provide us with a complete demonstration of his hermeneutic in action. Since we don’t speak “poetically”, the Psalms are a departure from normal communication.
Refresh and try again. They are not meant to be read like biography or narrative, and they must be understood as poetry.
Mar 26, Curt Mize rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your WordPress. Longman examines various types of parallelism and explains how they each function in a particular psalm.
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Print Facebook Twitter Google. The book of psalms is so helpful for ordinary believers as we hear the personal prayers and praises of the saints of the Old Testament. Longman is a good teacher and writes well.