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The Illuminated Book of Psalms: The Illustrated Text of all 150 Prayers and Hymns
The Book of Psalms is married together here with artwork from medieval manuscripts and intricate borders to create a beautiful jewel of a book that is produced with a silk cover, flexible binding, and ribbon marker, in the style of a unique, illuminated keepsake. All 150 passages from the Book of Psalms, which is revered in many sects of Judaism and Christianity and is one of the b ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Black Dog & Leventhal
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The overall impression is one of extreme repetitiveness and tediousness, with minimal religious or literary value. This is hardly the Christian God of loving thy enemies, it is all about getting revenge upon them, even in ugly fashion (Ps. 137). There are a few moments of real interest (Ps. 22 viz. Jesus) and occasional literary interest (Ps. 23 and 139), but I don’t think it’s the monotony as much as the disappointment - the God of the Psalms is mostly a God of war or revenge - a God to be call ...more