Context is king. So too for the Psalter. In this episode we look at Jesus’ Bible, known by Christians as the Old Testament. We examine how Jesus’ Bible differed to our own Old Testaments today and what this means for the Psalter.
A display of the Tanakh order according to the Baba Bathra. See Dempster (below) for why this may be the oldest order.
- Read my blog post Do We Read the Old Testament in the Right Order and the included links.
- Read JETS article The Order of the Books in the Hebrew Bible (PDF) by Greg Goswell.
- Listen to my podcast with Randy McCracken on the Hebrew Old Testament order.
- Buy Jason DeRouchie’s What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About for an entry-level introduction to the Tanakh order.
- Buy Stephen Dempster’s Dominion and Dynasty for an intermediate-level survey of the Old Testament through the Tanakh order.
- Buy O Palmer Robertson’s The Flow of the Psalms for an entry-level introduction to reading the Psalter as a book.
Music: 78 Eatonwood Green by Rich Mullins. Copyright: Reunion Records.