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Book of Psalm

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The Book of Psalms In Jewish usage, this book is divided after the analogy of the Pentateuch into “five books.”
1.The titles "Psalms" and "Psalter" come from the Septuagint (the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT), where they originally referred to stringed instruments (such as harp, lyre and lute), then to songs sung with their accompaniment. The traditional Hebrew title is Tehillim (meaning
2.The first book comprises the first 41 Psalms. All of these are ascribed to David except Psalms 1, 2, 10 and 33, which, though untitled in the Hebrew, were also traditionally ascribed to David. While Davidic authorship cannot be confirmed for all 41 Psalms, this probably
3.The second book consists of the next 31 Psalms (42–72). Eighteen of these are ascribed to David. Psalm 72 begins "For Solomon," but is traditionally understood as being written by David as a prayer for his son. Psalms 42-49 are ascribed to the Sons of Korah. The rest are
4.The third book contains seventeen Psalms (73–89), most are ascribed to Asaph. However, Psalm 84-85 and 87-88 is ascribed to the Sons of Korah, and Psalm 86 is ascribed to David. Interestingly, Psalms 88 and 89 are also ascribed as well to Heman the Ezrahite and Ethan th
5.The fourth book also contains seventeen Psalms (90–106), of which Psalm 90 is ascribed to Moses, and Psalms 101 and 103 to David.
6.The fifth book contains the remaining 44 Psalms. Of these, 15 are ascribed to David, one (Psalm 127) as a charge to Solomon.
7.These “Five Books of Psalms” (Ps. 1-41; 42-72; 73-89; 90-106; 107-150) were each provided with a concluding doxology a hymn of praise to God. (Ps. 41:13; 72:18-19; 89:52; 106:48; 150)
8.Psalms 120–134 are referred to as Songs of Ascents. They are hymns during or commemorating the approach by the exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem. (Jerusalem is set on a mountain about one half mile above sea level, so the exiles would “ascend” to Jerusalem.)
9.Psalm 117 is the shortest Psalm, which simply consists of two verses of praise.
10.Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm. It is composed of 176 verses, in stanzas of eight verses; each verse of a stanza begins with same letter of one of the 22 Hebrew letters. The stanzas are arranged in alphabetical order. (Alpha to Taw) Often referred to as David’s Acr
1. Psalm 1 Song: Rejoice
2. Psalm 2 Acts 4:25-26
3. Psalm 5 Quiet Times
4. Psalm 8 Praise of God and humility before God
5. Psalm 14 God’s view of atheists
6. Psalm 15 People of God keep their oaths
7. Psalm 18 2 Samuel 22:1-51
8. Psalm 20 Prayer before battle
9. Psalm 21 Prayer after battle
10. Psalm 22 Messianic Psalm, Matthew 27:46
11. Psalm 23 Psalm of comfort
12. Psalm 30 Psalm of hope
13. Psalms 32 and 38 Psalms to help those we counsel to become broken
14. Psalm 51 David’s Psalm of repentance
15. Psalm 63 Psalm praising the values of a relationship with God
16. Psalm 73 Reminds us to not compare ourselves with the world
17. Psalm 90 Psalm of Moses
18. Psalm 96 Psalm that declares God’s glory to the nations
19. Psalm 100 Psalm calling God’s people to worship
20. Psalm 107 CR (Chemical Recovery) Psalm
21. Psalm 119 David’s Acrostic Psalm about God’s Word
22. Psalm 126 The Great Commission Psalm
23. Psalm 136 The Psalm that shows throughout history “His love endures forever!”
24. Psalm 137 The Rivers of Babylon Psalm
25. Psalm 150 The closing Psalm of Praise
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