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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I was excited to learn new ways to categorise psalms, let’s see: This more ‘technical’ section was for me the most interesting. Their poetry is unfamiliar in form. Notify me of new posts via email. He also doesn’t spend enough time discussing the significance of links between the Psalms and other OT books aside from the theme of the covenant nor the hermeneutics of the NT writers who quote or allude to the Psalms.

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

Great book for anyone trying to understand hiw massive genre of Psalms. It helps you to learn to identify genres, which in turn, helps you to better understand what you are reading. Open Preview See a Problem? The last part of the book, called ‘The Melody of the Psalms,’ is devoted to a more detailed examination of three psalms: Their This book contains far more longmman than the pages could suggest.

Like for instance in chapter 11 where Walter Brueggemann’s three category division of the psalms is introduced: I highly recommend this book as a quick introduction to reading the Psalms and am certain that my forthcoming study will be more profitably on account of what I’ve read here.

One might be in his discussion of imprecatory psalms–he says they can never be prayed against individuals today. Aug 26, Scott Carter rated it really liked it. Couple that with the fact that we are far removed from the Psalmists context, understanding the Psalms can be daunting.


All the high points are here–discussion of different kinds of psalms, discussion of how the psalms are to shape the sin I’d always heard of this book as THE treatment of the psalms, but I’d never read it until espying it the church library. A good introduction to Psalms overview, structure, types, etc.

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. I enjoyed being taught too how to better understand the significance of both the content and the structure of the psalms.

Then he looks at how Christians can appropriate their message and insights today.

Wright, and probably read Tim Keller’s new book on the psalms, which I’ll read it I get the chance. May 22, Machella rated it really liked it.

How to Read the Psalms

This is a solid introduction to the literature of Psalms. A quick little introduction that covers expected bases tto genres, far too brief history of interpretation, and techniques of Hebrew poetry.

No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times to the present. This poetry is God-oriented. The book, divided into three parts, begins with an Lewis chapter Christian closely commentaries complaint context covenant curse David deliverance Divine Warrior Downers Grove earth emotions enemies example formal worship genre God’s Grand Rapids heart heaven Hebrew poetry Historical Titles holy hymn Identify imagery inclusio interpretation Israel Israelites Jesus Christ king trempeg psalms lament metaphor mountains nations Old Testament Old Testament poetry poem poetic line Praise the LORD prayer presence Press Prophets prose Psalm 23 Psalm 30 Psalm 69 Psalm 98 psalm of confidence Psalm Study psalmist Psalms of Remembrance Psallms Read Psalm read the Psalms repetition righteous salvation scholars Scripture second phrase second poetic phrase shepherd simile song specific stanza structure Suggestions for Psalm synonymous temple thanks thanksgiving psalm theology translated treaty type of parallelism understand verse whole wicked wisdom psalms words Yahweh Zaphon Zion.


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

Wendland Snippet view – He also covers different types of psalms. The New Testament’s use of the Psalms. Selected pages Title Page.

You will start reading and working with the psalms right away, which makes reading this book not a passive experience, but an engaging hlw fun trip.

How to Read the Psalms – Tremper Longman III – Google Books

To ask other readers questions about How to Read the Psalmsplease sign up. In the epilogue, Longman gives this final exhortation, “Go to the Psalms when you are happy and everything hoq right with you.

The three example Psalm commentaries in the latter half are a nice touch. For here Longman explains how the Psalms do the very thing they were designed to do: Longman’s explanation of this christology found in the psalms is fremper.

But it is helpful rtemper that he gives us a clear, clean, picture of the approach at the end without all the discussion and explanation to break it up. Given the wealth of information and the well crafted exercises with the extensive answer key, this book will last a long time as a reference, and be cherished for many years to come.