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    Psalms Of Solomon

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    The Psalms of Solomon are a series of 18 pseudonymous Jewish poems written in Greek and Syriac (It is assumed they were translated from Hebrew). These psalms explore various topics ranging from military attacks to halakik disputes. It is assumed that these psalms were written in the first century BCE. Psalm 1 introduces the theme of warfare, and transcends from a ‘women’s’ (Jerusalem) prayer for deliverance from foreign invaders, to God’s justification in attacking the inhabitants of Jerusalem because of their sins. Psalm 2 talks of the time after the invasion upon Jerusalem, where the psalmist initially condemns the ‘sons of Jerusalem’ for misusing their good fortune. It then ascribes the death of Pompeii, the commander of the invaders, to…

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    Psalms

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    the name “Psalms” comes from the Hebrew language. In Hebrew the word “Psalms” means "praises" and in Greek it means "songs." Historically, the book of Psalms covers the time from Moses until the end of the exile of Israel. Although some scholars consider the titles of the Psalms difficult to understand, it is known that the title of each Psalm elucidates the historical context of the biblical passage. One of the main purposes of the book of Psalms is to describe the liturgical and religious life…

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    Singing Psalm Analysis

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    Introduction The book of Psalms was a compilation of poems that were sung in worship sessions. Singing Psalms was one way that helped the reader to understand the message being spoken. The scriptures are the witnesses of people of the Old Testament. Among others, David was one of the authors of the Psalms. This book is identified as the wisdom book. We will all need wisdom at some point in our life’s journey and Psalms, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes can assist us with knowledge and understanding…

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    The Paradox Of The Psalms

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    The psalms are one of the more interactive portions of the bible. I say this because there is room for reflection and interpretation from the reader. The psalms are relatable to everyday emotions, such as grieve, joy, anger, and many others. The use of poetry in these portions of the bible allow the reader some creative analysis, which carries higher complexity and understanding of the readings. The topics of these poetic writings assigned are diverse, yet manage to remain around similar themes.…

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    Psalms Of Lament Analysis

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    Rigid Structure To The Laments of Psalms? "Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever! Why do you hide your face? Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?" (Psalms 44:23-24 ESV). If many of us have been taught by our parents to put on a happy face, to let a smile be our umbrella, or to keep our complaints to ourselves, then the Old Testament offers a corrective to these teachings in the Psalms of lament. Matthew Schlimm believes that we sometimes…

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    Psalm 35 Analysis

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    Psalm 35 is also known as the Psalm of David. The whole psalm is an appeal to heaven from a bold heart and a clear conscience, irritated beyond measure by oppression and hatred. Beyond a doubt David 's Lord may be seen here by the spiritual eye. Psalm 35 was written either about David and his revenge against Saul, or about a legal court: the proceedings, defense and appeal. Both ideas were split into three main parts. The Psalm of David should be “classified as belonging to the form group:…

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    Psalm 1 Analysis

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    Biblical Poetic Readers: Learning How To Know God Can you live in the world, partake of the ways of the world, and yet please God? Psalm 1 is written by an anonymous psalmist, however, the reader can see the psalmist knows God, as well as understands that life without him is bleak. The Wisdom of the psalmist has shined through this Psalm to create this illustration of a wonderful wisdom psalm, perhaps through personal experience or sometime in his life, God revealed to him the importance of the…

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    within the church for the book of Psalms. And Tremper Longman III accurately identifies in his Preface that the Psalms are both “familiar” and “foreign” to many people in the church. People in and outside of the church are constantly exposed to the Psalms. It is a common book for devotionals and laments. However, even with people’s daily exposure with the book it has not made the text much clearer in regards to the poetic idioms, expressions, and structures that people have struggled to…

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    Psalms Review

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    Introduction This purpose of book is to increase readers’ understanding of Psalm and deepen readers’ love for the Lord. Dr. Longman seeks to equip today’s Christian to better read the Psalms based upon the historical context and literary genre. This book includes detail suggestions for interpreting the Psalms and exercises for further study and reflection. The Psalms were composed thousands of years ago, therefore they are distant to modern readers historically and theologically. The…

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    occasion for composition? It can be agreed by most all scholars that this psalm existed during or for use in a festival. Whether it was for a singular, specific festival or for a regularly occurring festival is hard to establish. It could have been composed as a dedication of the second temple. More likely, however, is the idea that this psalm originated from a regularly occurring festival. This festival could be an enthronement festival, and autumnal festival, the Festival of Booths or…

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