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Post by ancientchristian » May 21st, 2020, 6:04 am

Exposition on the Book of Psalms (Volume I - Psalms 1-36). by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430). Translated by Anonymous


The Book of Psalms is commonly known as the Psalms or the Psalter, and is divided into five sections, each closing with a doxology. The title is derived from the Greek translation, ψαλμοί (psalmoi) meaning "instrumental music" and, by extension, "the words accompanying the music". Most if not all are thought be composed by King David. The Psalms have always been an integral part of the prayers of the Christian church and especially among monks, who would generally chant all psalms in a week-long cycle. There have been many commentaries on the Psalms, but none perhaps more famous and widely used than St. Augustine's. This first volume covers the Psalms 1 - 36. (ancientchristian)
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Post by mightyfelix » May 23rd, 2020, 8:12 am

I was thinking of setting this up for you, and I know you've been waiting for an MC for a couple of days already. But now, taking a closer look at it, it looks like it's not public domain after all. This edition was printed in 1995, as you can see here: https://ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf108/npnf108/Page_ii.html

I'll see if I can find an older edition.

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Post by ancientchristian » May 23rd, 2020, 8:28 am

How about this one?

https://archive.org/details/expositionsonboo24augu/page/n11/mode/2up

And then changing it to Exposition on the Book of Psalms (Volume I - Psalms 1-36). I think 400 pages is probably plenty anyway.

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Post by mightyfelix » May 23rd, 2020, 8:48 am

Well, I found one. https://archive.org/details/selectlibraryofn08auguuoft/

Not quite as easy to read, but definitely public domain. How does this look to you?

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Post by mightyfelix » May 23rd, 2020, 8:50 am

Oh, yes, that one also would work quite well.

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Post by ancientchristian » May 23rd, 2020, 8:57 am

It seems the text is the same regardless. But yeah that double column format...

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Post by mightyfelix » May 23rd, 2020, 8:58 am

Alright then, I'll set it up using the archive text you found.

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Post by mightyfelix » May 23rd, 2020, 9:00 am

You only want 20 sections? Are you planning to combine some of the psalms together? Or would you prefer one section for each psalm?

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Post by mightyfelix » May 23rd, 2020, 9:13 am

Well, I set it up with 20, but you can always add sections if you need to. Let me know if you need a reminder of how to do that. I'm assuming you're looking for a DPL, since I didn't see you name one, so I added a tilde to your topic heading.

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Post by ancientchristian » May 23rd, 2020, 10:11 am

20 sections is fine. Yes please put that ~ there. I'm in need of a PL. I haven't found anybody yet that really likes my voice.

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Post by libraryanne » May 23rd, 2020, 11:40 am

Hi there,
I had some free time today so I've PL'ed section 1 and it is PL OK.
I can't offer to be your DPL yet, but if you are still in need of a DPL by the end of the week I'll try and PL more sections if they're in the MW.

Betty
I'll update the MW in a moment.

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Post by ancientchristian » May 23rd, 2020, 12:56 pm

Fantastic, thank you for helping out. Any PLing you can do is much appreciated.

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Post by mightyfelix » May 23rd, 2020, 1:27 pm

I'll go ahead and move us over.

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Post by ancientchristian » June 23rd, 2020, 6:05 pm

I'm thinking of trimming this project down to Psalms 1 - 10 and then fishing for a DPL. What do you think? Is that reasonable?

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Post by mightyfelix » June 23rd, 2020, 9:09 pm

Can I ask why you're wanting to do this? It's not typical, or generally advisable, to only do part of a volume like that. If the reading is heavier or more difficult than you were expecting, or if you're just not enjoying it anymore, then you're not obliged to finish it, but I wouldn't want to catalogue a partial book. We could convert this to a group project and open the remaining sections to other readers. What would you think of that? Or we could just put it on hold, and if you ever want to come back to it, we'll pull it back out.

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