Embodying Scripture

Whatever the rest of the Bible has to offer – narratives of God’s great deeds of the past, prophetic warnings, moral teachings, even foreshadowings of Christ – can be found, in poetic form, in the book of Psalms. What is distinctive about the Psalter in relation to other books is its more personal, emotional element, which allows the reader to identify the message with him or herself.

–  “Embodying Scripture in the Community of Faith” by L. Gregory Jones, The Art of Reading Scripture, edited by Ellen F. Davis & Richard B. Hays

the psalms


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