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Tag Archives: King David
The primary purpose of including this psalm in the Ascents collection is to serve as a reminder as to why there is an annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The main point is that it is the symbolic earthly throne of Jehovah … Continue reading
(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
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
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
This prophetic psalm is quoted extensively in the New Testament — Matthew 22:44; Luke 22:69; Acts 2:34-35; Hebrews 1:13, 5:6 and 10:12-13. Well before Jesus’ birth, rabbis had recognized this as a wholly Messianic prophecy. Jesus claimed this as His … Continue reading
We are hard put to understand an individual imprecatory psalm in this final book of public worship songs, but must trust the wisdom of those who acted within that ancient culture. It’s for sure that all of us have experienced … Continue reading