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Offline David

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On the Psalms of David
« on: January 21, 2004, 05:31:47 PM »
Being that St. David the Prophet King is my patron, I have always been very attached to the Psalms.  I currently have "Grace for Grace: The Psalter and the Holy Fathers" ed. Johanna Manley, Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis, and Christ in the Psalms by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon.

I want to get St. Augustine on the Psalms Vol 1&2, The Abbreviated Psalter of the Venerable Bede, St. John Chrysostom: Commentary on the Psalms , and The Psalms Through Three Thousand Years: Prayerbook of a Cloud of Witnesses by William L. Holliday.

My plan is to have all good materials at hand and go through the psalter, praying and meditating on each one as I attempt to commit it to memory.  I am still not decided on a translation, however.  The HTM Psalter is good, but I am so used to hearing the RSV psalms in church that I may decide to commit those to memory.  If there are any other good materials out there, please let me know.
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Re:On the Psalms of David
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2004, 06:30:16 PM »
Pengiun Classics has a book entitled "The Psalms" which I don't think contains the whole Psalter.  It gives the different translations into English of some of the Psalms by great literay figures like Pope, Dryden, et al.

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Re:On the Psalms of David
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2004, 06:39:50 PM »
David,

What do recommend for a good detailed study of the psalms that covers both the literal/historical meanings and then the allegorical/spiritual meanings?  I find that the writings of the Fathers are very good for the latter but I also struggle understanding the literal/historical aspects of the psalms.

Thanks.

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Raouf
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Re:On the Psalms of David
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2004, 12:04:16 PM »
Raouf,

To tell you the truth, all of the sources I have listed are primarily for the allegorical/Christological meanings.  I would like to find a more historical text as well, but as the Psalms are poetry, there may not be a particular historical context for each one.  I'd like to investigate this matter further, so if you find anything let me know.
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