The Psalms of Israel 11-7-07

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The Psalms of Israel I. Introduction a. “Psalm”- to sing with accompaniment. b. Psalms represent human reactions to God. Filled with human emotion and feelings and sentiments. Full of praise and thanksgiving. Full of bitterness and vengefulness. Very human poems. They are Israelite reactions to God. c. They are poetry. 150 Psalms. Separate compositions. d. Range in date. Some written around conquest, up through the exile. Written by many different authors e. Presuppose range of different emotions, responses, attitudes, situations (not monolithic) i. Attitudes in the Psalms 1. Praise 2. Thankfulness 3. Anger 4. Vengefulness 5. Hopefulness 6. Complaining 7. Celebrations 8. Bitterness II. The Book of Psalms (150) a. Basic Overview i. 150 separate components by separate authors ii. Heading- Many are introduced by author. Some are given more information. Ex. Psalm 3 1. Headings thought to be added later to provide context for the psalms. (may or may not be accurate) iii. Longest book of the Bible 1. For some it’s their favorite, read select few at a time, not entire book, for enjoyment. b. Ascriptions (101 are ascribed to particular author, nearly 1/3 are unascribed) i. David (most common) 1. 73 psalms ascribed to David 2.
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