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Unformatted text preview: 11-07-07The Psalms of IsraelI.Introductiona.Psalms: comes from Greek work which means to sing with accompanimentb.Human reactions to godc.Filled with human emotions and feelings and sentiments, full of praise and thanksgiving, bitterness and vengefulnessd.Human Poems – Israelite reactions to God, rather than how God interacts with the peoplee.150 Psalms – separate compositions and have a wide range of dates from conquest up through the exile… span hundreds of years written by many authorsf.Attitudes in Psalmsi.Praiseii.Thankfulnessiii.Angeriv.Vengefulnessv.Hopefulnessvi.Complainingvii.Celebrationsviii.bitternessII.The book of Psalmsa.Basic Overviewi.150 separate Psalmsii.Self contained unitsiii.Sometimes introduced by a narrative – Psalm 31.later addition by editoriv.longest book in the bibleb.Ascriptionsi.About 100 scribed to specific authorsii.David (73)iii.Others1.Asaph (12)a.Leader in David’s temple2.Sons of Korah (11)3.Solomon (2)4.Moses (1)5.Heman (1)6.Ethan (1)iv.Problems with ascriptions...
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- Fall '07
- Judaism, Solomon, Temple in Jerusalem, Jewish services