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Bible Statistics and History
What was David feeling when he wrote Psalms 27?
January 22, 2011 2:19AM
AnswerWhoever did write Psalm 27, there is a sense of optimism about it. The author had been through some difficult times but always felt comforted by his faith in God. Verses 4 and 5 indicate that David could not have been the author of the psalm, because it talks of the Temple (or 'house', 'pavilion') of the Lord, but the Bible says that this was not built in the lifetime of King David. Scholars actually date Psalm 27 to the period after the Return from the Babylonian Exile.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality
Why did soldiers role the dice before the crucifixion?
They were casting lots to decide who would get his clothes. This is in Matthew 27:35 in the Bible. It fulfilled a prophesy in Psalms (22:18). Psalms was written over a period of a thousand years from the fifteenth century to the fifth century BC. The Psalms were written for singing in public worship in ancient Israel. Psalm 22 was a psalm written by David.
Can you break down the different books of psalms in the bible?
Psalms is itself divided into 5 books.(1) Psalms 1-41; (2) Psalms 42-72; (3) Psalms 73-89; (4) Psalms 90-106; (5)Psalms 107-150 Additional thoughts: The book of Psalms, written over a period of a thousand years, was actually the 'song book' for the nation of Israel, and these individual songs (psalms) were sung at the temple and at other occasions. The little 'headings' (superscriptions) above various Psalms tell us that King David wrote 73 of these songs, the Sons of Korah wrote 11 , the House of Asaph wrote 12 , Moses 1, Solomon 1, Ethan the Ezrahite 1, and over 40 are without a specific recorded writer. Many of the Psalms were prophetic, pointing to the coming Messiah(Psalm 40:6-8/Hebrews 10:5-10) ,(Psalm 2:7/Mark 1:9-11; Hebrews 1:5; 5:5), (Psalm 8:4-6 / Hebrews 2:6-8), (Psalm 22:22 /Hebrews 2:11, 12),(Psalms 78:2; Matthew 13:35),(Psalm 69:9/ John 2:13-17;Romans 15:3),(Psalms 35:19; 69:4/John 15:25), (Psalms 18:49; 117:1/Romans 15:9, 11)(Psalm 22:18/Matthew 27:35)...and many more. The book of Psalms contains not just lovely poetry(Psalm 8:3-4), but information on the value of God's word(Psalm 119:105), insight into God's activities(Psalm 46:1), expressions of praise and thanks to God(Psalms 148:13+14), Requests for help from God (Psalms 119:124, 125), Advice to help us gain God's approval (such as, at Psalms 112:1-4) and basic Bible doctrines(Psalms 83:18).
Where does the word leviathan appear in the bible?