Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader's Guide for Discovery

The Book of Psalms is perhaps the most cherished book in the Old Testament In this lively volume, two experienced teachers invite students to read and explore the Psalter and roam widely among its poems The book introduces the dynamics of the biblical text, helping students become careful and attentive readers It covers how to read Hebrew poetry, the Psalter s basic genres, the idea of the psalmist, the metaphorical world of the Psalms, and the theology of the Psalms Sidebars, discussion questions, and plenty of examples enhance the reading experience This clear and concise guide is accessible to all serious students of the Bible [Read] ➪ Snowbound with the Sheriff By Lauri Robinson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk two experienced teachers invite students to read and explore the Psalter and roam widely among its poems The book introduces the dynamics of the biblical text ➚ [KINDLE] ❄ Storybook Dad By Laura Bradford ➤ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk helping students become careful and attentive readers It covers how to read Hebrew poetry ❴Epub❵ ❤ A Midnight Clear / Remembering Red Thunder / Silent Surrender Author Anne Stuart – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the Psalter s basic genres ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ The Good Father (Where Secrets Are Safe By Tara Taylor Quinn ✎ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the idea of the psalmist [Ebook] ➢ His Secret Alaskan Heiress (Alaskan Grooms By Belle Calhoune – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the metaphorical world of the Psalms [Download] ➾ A Baby for Mommy ➹ Sara Orwig – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and the theology of the Psalms Sidebars [PDF / Epub] ☆ An Act of Love ✩ Marion Ekholm – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk discussion questions [PDF / Epub] ❤ The Virgin And The Outlaw ✅ Eileen Wilks – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and plenty of examples enhance the reading experience This clear and concise guide is accessible to all serious students of the Bible Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader's Guide for Discovery and Engagement


About the Author: Rolf A. Jacobson

Rolf A Jacobson is associate professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota, and is an ordained pastor His teaching interests include the Psalms, the Old Testament prophets, biblical poetry, biblical theology, and biblical narrative He collaborated with Karl Jacobson on Crazy Book A Not So Stuffy Dictionary of Biblical Terms.



10 thoughts on “Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader's Guide for Discovery and Engagement

  1. says:

    I read this helpful introduction in preparation for a Men s Bible Study, 9 09 17 It starts with a Billy Collins poem on enjoying poetry before introducing us to the different poetic parallelisms, categories genres, metaphors, and key themes Nicely written with sidebar discussions and many examples provided from favorite psalms Marketing copy The Book of Psalms is perhaps the most


  2. says:

    I liked it I learned a lot from it and appreciated the very precise structure of the writing My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is the fact that a lot of what was said could be observed from just reading a psalm and a lot of simple concepts were elaborated on to the extreme I am assuming that this book is intended for people who have never read the psalms before, but even so,


  3. says:

    This is a fine basic introduction to the genres and form of the Psalter, and if used as a simple grammar book it accomplishes its purpose well It does, however, suffer from Higher Criticism in some places, and the authors failure to accept the superscripts as written is a major flaw throughout It s primary weakness, however, is in its all but completely ignoring the Messianic nature of


  4. says:

    An excellent companion book for reading the Psalms and adding depth to your understanding and engagement with the spiritual content of these beautiful works of poetry If you are studying the Psalms as literary works, the discussions of the structural arrangement of Psalms, as well as ways to categorize their content by authorial intent helps contextualize them in the larger framework of I


  5. says:

    There is a tremendous freshness and vitality to this book that enables it to stand out above other introductions to Psalms The authors do provide a simple and accessible guide to Psalms and a clear and concise introduction but they also encourage readers to experience Psalms for themselves as if each psalm was solely written for them They are keen to emphasise the importance of appreciating


  6. says:

    A superb companion guide that does just what its title promises provides a welcome invitation and helpful tools for analyzing themes, form, and literary content of the psalms It takes the approach of studying them as Hebrew poetry and not necessarily as the untouchable Word of God , and overall this concise and refreshing approach works effectively Recommended for anyone who would enjoy getting


  7. says:

    Rolf Jacobson s book is the best I have read on the psalms It s not a commentary, but a way to read and understand the psalms I like how he grouped the psalms together into their genres and showed how they apply to our lives today.


  8. says:

    An accessible, sometimes humorous, introduction to the major characteristics of the Psalms.


  9. says:

    Clearest and most entertaining introduction to the psalter I ve ever read I couldn t wait to finish the book so I could start reading the Psalms equipped with all these tools for exploring their depths I particularly enjoyed their comparison of our reading the psalms to the way an artist covers the song of a previous artist, making a song their own and re appropriating it for a new time and situation.


  10. says:

    Rolf A Jacobson and Karl N Jacobson s Invitiation to the Psalms A Reader s Guide for Discovery and Engagement Is a lay level introduction to scholarly study of the book of Psalms and also for personal understanding of the form, function and theology of the Psalms.Invitation to the Psalms consists of 6 chapters The first chapter deals with an understanding of Hebrew poetry and how it differs from English po


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