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Kiln blog: Psalm 120

Reposted here due to the brevity of content; original post. We begin here a collection of 15 psalms, each referred to as a Song of Ascents. That term refers to any pilgrimage to the one and only high place for … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 — Tau 169-176

(This is the final part of our series on Psalm 119, reposted in full because of brevity; original post.) The final octet shows us the Path to God’s Favor. We note that the psalmist is wholly confident in his requests … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: The Humble Shepherd King

Excerpt — It was a high and festive day when King David brought up the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. He set up a proper Tent of Meeting in the courtyard. Keep in mind that the city was still … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 — Shin 161-168

(Reblogged here in full because of brevity; original post.) This octet celebrates the Serenity of the Law, for obedience to God is its own reward. This isn’t just ordinary folks, but powerful nobles have brought pressure to bear on the … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 — Resh 153-160

(As usual, I’m reposting this in full because of the brevity; original.) This is the path of Divine Dependence. While an English translation of this octet sounds a little repetitious with the rest of the psalm, the emphasis and tone … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 — Qoph 145-152

(Reposted here in full due to brevity; source.) Here we have the Song of Assurance. Prayer works. As the psalmist notes, genuine effective prayer requires a fully committed heart first, but the heart knows what to ask because the heart … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 — Tzaddi 137-144

(We are back to linking to the Kiln blog for our Bible studies: original.) This octet delivers the Charge of Righteousness. The image is a feudal servant vested with a special trust, a mission that the servant must faithfully keep … Continue reading

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