The Book of Psalms - Presentation Edition

Grail Translation - Presentation Edition

The Psalms in the Grail translation, in a new beautiful and durable binding.

Format: A6 Soft Imitation Leather

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm

ISBN : 9781860825705

Number of Pages: 288

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Publication Date: 20 Jan 2009

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Product Code: SC89

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The psalter is the prayer book of Israel, the treasury of Israel's hopes and fears, successes and failures, loves and hates. For centuries the Psalms have provided the material for monastic and priestly prayer, and in every age have been used to express the prayers of Christians in moments of crisis or joy. Since the revival of the use of the Liturgy of the Hours, the 150 psalms have again become increasingly important as a vehicle and expression of worship.Introduced by Henry Wansborough OSB, who also gives practical guidance for personal reading and reflection. The Grail translation is that used in the Liturgy of the Hours and the Mass.

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Anonymous

13/07/2016

This translation of the Psalms from Hebrew to English paid special attention to the literary fidelity, and to the rhythmic structure of the poetry of the Psalms. That is to say, the translators were themselves poets, in addition to Biblical translators. They do not change any of the meanings of the words, but recast them in forms more accessible to the 21st century. This book is as essential to my life as breathing, though I am not Jewish, and barely a nominal Christian. The point is, there is comfort here for bad times; celebration for joyful times; succor for times of desperation; and light at almost any time. It is a celebration of life. A few selections: Do not fret because of the wicked; do not envy those who do evil, for they wither quickly like grass and fade like the green of the fields. Cry out with joy to God all the earth, O sing to the glory of his name rendering glorious praise. Say to God: "how tremendous your deeds! O Lord, you search me and you know me, you know my resting and my rising, you discern my purpose from afar. You mark when I walk or lie down, all my ways lie open to you. The eyes of all creatures look to you and you give them their food in due season You open wide your hand grant the desires of all who live. Four Quatrains chosen at random, each one a companion for a long night of loss, or an hour of suffering, or a moment of delight. It's in there. My best friend gave me this for Christmas of 1998. She noticed I had taken it out of the library several times, that sneaky woman!

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Anonymous

04/07/2016

Great little book great cover

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Anonymous

04/07/2016

An excellent translation and perfect gift edition - very smart and excellent service from this seller too.