In this podcast we’ll begin to grapple with a complicated idea, but quite simply begin to discover how to become (more) ideal readers. We’ll be looking at Eph 4 , and you will also need a bookmark in Ps 68 . This is a podcast in two parts (otherwise I’d have to change the name to 10 minute Bible, so do listen to tomorrow’s episode after today’s 😉
The original audio only version of this post is here.
67 if you are reading in Latin or Greek – not ‘English’. A tough 5-minute Bible. The emphasis on ‘presence’ is in the first 9 verses of Ps 68 – I glad you focus on this at the beginning – but verse 19 (18 English) is some distance away – we ideal readers have a lot of reading and ‘hearing’ to do.
> Psalm 67 if you are reading in Latin or Greek – not ‘English’.
Yes, I wish I know more about my actual listeners (apart from a few, like you, who take the trouble to reply. I imagine them as like beginning theology students, keen, committed to the Bible as Scripture, but without much technical knowledge, though many have a good knowledge that comes from devotional and liturgical reading of the Bible… but this may be wrong they may all be much more knowledgeable… Perhaps I need to work up a questionnaire – though that would still be biased it might be less so…
> A tough 5-minute Bible.
Yes, if I get inspired I will some time try to do a better introduction to ideal (and implied?) readers. I should perhaps have focused the presentation of these two more on the puzzle in Ephesians 4
> The emphasis on ‘presence’ is in the first 9 verses of Ps 68 – I glad you focus on
> this at the beginning – but verse 19 (18 English) is some distance away – we ideal
> readers have a lot of reading and ‘hearing’ to do.
Yes, it’s a fascinating psalm. One day (maybe soon since I have not done many really new 5 minutes for a while) I’ll do a podcast or blog post on the psalm itself, instead of mining it to understand Ephesians 4 🙂