HOW TO READ THE PSALMS TREMPER LONGMAN PDF

Add to Cart Overview The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. For frankness, directness, intensity, and intimacy, they are unrivaled in all of Scripture. Somehow the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires, and frustrations. No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship since the earliest times. Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at them closely.

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Add to Cart Overview The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. For frankness, directness, intensity, and intimacy, they are unrivaled in all of Scripture. Somehow the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires, and frustrations. No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship since the earliest times.

Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at them closely. Their poetry is unfamiliar in form. Many images they use are foreign to us today. And the psalmists sometimes express thoughts that seem unworthy of Scripture. 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. He looks at how Christians can appropriate their messages and insights today.

He explains the use of parallelism and imagery. Step-by-step suggestions for interpreting the psalms are followed by exercises for further study and reflection.

Also included is a helpful guide to commentaries on the Psalms. How to Read the Psalms is a book for all those who long to better understand these mirrors of the soul. In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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How to Read the Psalms

For frankness, directness, intensity and intimacy, they are unrivaled in all of Scripture. Somehow the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires and frustrations. No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times to the present. Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at them closely. Their poetry is unfamiliar in form.

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

Sep 08, Isaac rated it liked it Pretty good. Discussion on the use of the psalms left a lot to be desired. Mar 26, Curt Mize rated it it was amazing Very easily accessible and practical. A new edition would be welcome for several reasons. But because the Psalms is poetry, it is arguably an art more than a science. A video or audio lesson about understanding, interpreting and preaching the Psalms is likely to result in better comprehension for the student.

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Paperback eBook The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. For frankness, directness, intensity and intimacy, they are unrivaled in all of Scripture. Somehow the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires and frustrations. No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times to the present.

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How To Read The Psalms. His joint editorial work with Raymond Dillard on An Introduction to the Old Testament served to cement his name among such scholars. This particular work serves as a less academic, though no less helpful, work on interpreting and understanding the Psalms. He points out that our constant exposure to the Psalms through public and private devotional life has not made the text, usually, that much clearer as it is rife with poetic idioms, expressions, and structures that we struggle to understand. This work, then, is aimed at giving readers the tools to read the Psalms and understand them. 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

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