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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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In which way they constitute the heart of the Old Testament. This trdmper work serves as a less academic, though no less helpful, work on interpreting and understanding the Psalms. References to this book Comparative discourse analysis and the translation of Psalm 22 in Chichewa Psalms of orientation hymnswhich praise God for being God.

Somehow the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires and frustrations. Nov treper, Nigel rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a solid academic introduction to the psalms for the curious biblical student.

Book Review: How To Read The Psalms by Tremper Longman III – Pastor Dave Online

He is incredibly succinct and yet insightful, a la Derek Kidner. It’s a good series over all. 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.

These are valuable chapters, though a bit more technical than the first five. This book will help to put Psalms into the correct historical context as we “How to Read psapms Psalms” was a very interesting and easy to read guide on the Psalms.


Also, there’s note section and a guide to commentaries. His examples are helpful. The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us.

Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at them closely. Helpful intro to tdemper the Psalms, along with application of a method of reading individual Psalms. But t This was a solid intro into a good foundation for reading the Psalms. Psalms of reorientation, in which renewed hope in God is expressed. Many images they use are foreign to us today.

Clear, practical and brief. Jan 26, Wade Allen rated it really liked it. For frankness, directness, intensity and intimacy, they are unrivaled in all of Scripture. To prevent any lost readers, however, Longman blends explanation of the technique with real examples from the Psalms for illustrative purposes.

In chapter 8 he explains more why images are used and the impact they lomgman on the reader than on how to interpret specific images.

Oct 15, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Step-by-step suggestions for interpretating the psalms on our own are followed by exercises for further study and reflection. Longman examines genre, imagery, similes and parallelism. Part three of the book applies the methodology outlined in the first eight chapters to the study of three psalms – Psalms 98 chapter nine69 chapter tenand 30 chapter eleven.

Though the Psalms were written by individuals at different times some by David others by Moses and still others thee 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The last division of the work delves more fully into the interpretive process by giving us three examples.


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It quite made me wish that I hoa understand Hebrew, to study the psalms in their original languages. Psalms have been great for that. At this level of the discussion it would still be easy for a novice student to get lost in the discussion. Posted by Brian G. Other books in the series.

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Instead, he argues that the Psalms can function, for the New Testament people of God, just as they did for the Old Testament people: But it is helpful in that he gives us a clear, clean, picture of the approach at the end without all the discussion and explanation to break it up. The book is very accessible and provides more foundational instruction on how to read the psalms.

All of this expressed in song, to boot! How to Read the Psalms. Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? This book helps the reader to have a greater appreciation for the psalms and their message.

Book Review: How To Read The Psalms by Tremper Longman III

This is a very good book that will trempeg anyone in their reading and study of the Psalms. Heed the psalms of wisdom. Except for an odd typesetting feature in which it is sometimes difficult to discern when a psalm is being quoted, I have few beefs.