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Kiln blog: Psalm 124

(Reposted in full due to brevity; original post.) This is ascribed specifically to David. We should take notice how very much this is like a responsive song, heavy with Hebrew parallelism. We have this basic confession: Were it not for … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 123

Teaser… While very short, this Psalm of Ascents is far more intense than any English translation can convey. It echoes of someone in deep distress from oppression, implying a persecution for one’s faith in Jehovah. The first word in the … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 122

Excerpt… Though written by David whose palace sits in Jerusalem, he assumes the perspective of a pilgrim who has come from the farthest distance. We have arrived! We are here in Jerusalem and the first thing we want to do … Continue reading

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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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