What was David feeling when he wrote Psalms 27?
Whoever 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.
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Many psalms are signed by their author but others are not.Seventy-three bear David's name . Asaph is listed on twelve. Someare attributed to Solomon. Moses Ethan and Heman are thought tohave written one each. The remainder are unknown in authorship. TheDavidic psalms bear other hallmarks of David. H…e was known as amaster musician throughout the Old Testament period and thesepsalms bear testimony to this. Many are reflections of events inhis life. The New Testament writers also referred to David as beingthe author of specific psalms. The Sons of Korah wrote 11. Answer: David wrote the Psalms. Answer: The Book of Psalms is a collection of short writings believed tohave been produced by a number of anonymous authors over a periodof two or three hundred years during and after the BabylonianExile. We do not know who selected the psalms for inclusion in theBook of Psalms, or who first wrote the book as a single collectionon a scroll. Answer: The Book of Psalms had many authors, all of them anonymous, andmost of them living during the Babylonian Exile or up to a centuryafterwards. However, those psalms that show any evidence of wisdomare traditionally attributed to King Solomon, and others to KingDavid. Answer: King David wrote the Psalms, including among them a number ofpsalms that had first been spoken by others (who are named in thoseindividual psalms). It is he who gathered all the Psalms into asingle book. This is the traditional view, as recorded in theTalmud (Bava Batra 14b). According to the Old Testament book of Psalms, the psalms werewritten by several people--David, Asaph, Solomon, Ethan, the Sonsof Korah, Moses, etc. The psalms were really just songs and poetic prayers. They werevery much like a church songbook. The entire first Book of the Psalms (chapters 1-41) were written byDavid--both before he became king and afterward. The Psalms show the whole gamut of human emotions. Some are writtenout of anger, some out of severe anxiety and depression, some outof great joy. Because of this, the Psalms are great to turn to whenseeking peace or understanding. Others--great figures inhistory--have suffered what we all suffer. The Psalms are also great as prayers. When you just don't know whatto say to God--when it hurts and you can't find the words tosay--turn to the Psalms and pray them to God. He's given you thewords to say to Him, when words otherwise fail you. Read more in related link below. Answer: According to Jewish tradition, King David is the architect of theBook of Psalms (Tehillim; "Praises"). All unnamed Psalms are his,as well as the seventy-three that do bear his name. Those Psalms which bear names of authors other than David, werecollated and canonized by him into his Book (Talmud, Bava Batra14b). Some of their authors were contemporaries of David (such asHeiman, Eitan, Asaph, Jeduthun), while others lived before his time(Adam, Moses, Malkitzedek). ( Full Answer )
A: The psalms have traditionally been attributed to King David and his contemporaries around the beginning of the first millennium BCE. However, biblical scholars say that the psalms were a genre unknown at that time. They say that the psalms were actually written anonymously over a period of more …than two hundred years, during and after the Babylonian Exile. Some of the psalms contain early Hebrew polytheistic concepts, others contain clear references to the Babylonian Exile, while others rejoice in the return from Exile into Jerusalem. ( Full Answer )
King David compiled the Psalms, they are made up in part by his own writings and contain the writings of others including Moses. Please see the related link for a really good article about the origins.
King David wrote the majority of Psalms. Answer Most of the psalms are traditionally attributed to King David. However, scholars say they are a genre that did not exist at the time of David. In the form we now see, most of the psalms are believed to have been written anonymously over a period of m…ore than two hundred years during and after the Babylonian Exile, although some contain pre-Exilic material. King David wrote many of the Psalms found in the Bible. ( Full Answer )
Saul, The king of the Israelites before king david. Jewish answer: Saul wrote none of the Psalms. King David collated the pre-existing and contemporary Psalms ofothers (such as Eitan), and authored most of them himself. Ourtradition states that all of the unattributed Psalms are from KingDavid.
It was by King David:- . Psa 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psa 133:2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; Psa 133:3 As the d…ew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. . Dr John MacArthur in "The MacArthur Study Bible" says . the occasion [my italics] for this Davidic psalm is unknown. Perhaps it was prompted by the nation's coming together in unity at his coronation....It's teachings on fraternal unity would have been instructive to [his] sons, who were antagonistic to one another... . ( Full Answer )
I believe, it was Jehovah's words & therefore the human author needs to remain unknown. You see no matter what man wrote it, it was always His words.
The book of Psalms as it stands today was made by King David (Talmud, Bava Bathra 14b), but Psalm 139 was first spoken by Adam.
David is connected to 73 of the psalms. Other writers include but are not limited to: Asaph, the Sons of Korah, Solomon, and Moses. I'm not sure who wrote the 126 psalm, but that would be interesting to study and find out. :-) -kiley
It was written by King David son of Jesse in the Bible. He was having very big life trouble when he wrote it. I'm not exactly sure when it was written, but it has to be some time in the late B.C.'s! Hope this helps!
The psalms are traditionally associated with Kings David ans Solomon, or their contemporaries. However, scholars say that the psalms were a literary genre unknown in the time of the legendary kings. They say that the psalms were really written by anonymous authors over a period of more than two hund…red years, during and after the Babylonian Exile. When we look at Psalm 46, we can see the effects of the Babylonian Exile, even in verse 1-3: " God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. " The author was not a mighty king, sweeping all opposition before him. There is a sense of despair and of God as the last hope of the nation. Verses 6 and confirm that the psalm was written after the destruction of Judah: " The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted ... Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. " While we do not know the name of the author, we can say that he probably lived and wrote during the dark times of the Babylonian Exile, before the Persians defeated the Babylonians and liberated the Jews. ( Full Answer )
Psalm 27 is saying that when you have The Lord your God on your side you have no one to fear and nothing to fear. It is saying that when our enemies, the wicked, try to attack they will fall. Even in war against you you shall not be afraid but you can be confident. Because you have no one to fear… if you trust in the Lord. It is also saying, asking the Lord to let me ( those who ask) dwell in the house of the Lord forever, his house being heaven and eternity with God. It is saying to be strong and do not fear. In your hardship and times of suffering you are not alone and should not be Afraid!. For when God is with you who could be against you? This does not mean it will be easy and not painful, and yes we all will die sometime somehow and with the salvation of the Lord you will spend eternity in paradise (heaven) ( Full Answer )
David wrote Psalm 27 before he went out to battle against his enemy.Here it shows how confident David was about a victory.
Most of the psalms are traditionally attributed to Kings David andSolomon, written in Jerusalem during the tenth century BCE.However, many scholars believe that the psalms were written duringand after the Babylonian Exile, not by David and Solomon. They werea literary genre that did not exist at the… time attributed to KingDavid. Moreover, verse 4 refers to the "temple" of the Lord - eventhough meant spiritually, there was not yet a Temple of the Lord,just the Sanctuary of the Tabernacle. On this evidence, David didnot write Psalm 27. The author of Psalm 27 appears to have been trying to instilconfidence and faith in his fellow-believers. . Answer Psalm 27 is a long declaration of trust in God. David was saved byGod from his enemies many times. The psalm explicitly states that David wrote it. For some decades, academic scholars have claimed that many psalmswere written several centuries after King David. They stated thisfor theoretical reasons. Recent analysis, however, makes it clearthat the language, style, genre and phraseology of the Psalms ismuch more ancient than had been claimed. (Buttenwieser, Moses: ThePsalms, Chronologically Treated with a New Translation. Also:Dahood, Mitchell, Psalms; The Anchor Bible.) And in general: No parchment, scroll, or inscription has ever been found that wouldsupport the Bible-critics' JEPD (different sources) hypothesis,which remains a set of mere postulates. And those ancient writerswho mention, describe, summarize or translate the Torah (Josephus,Samaritans, Targum, Septuagint etc.), describe it in its completeform. Archaeological finds, such as the Ugarit documents and those ofNuzu, Mari, Susa, Ebla, and Tel el-Amarna, have repeatedly causedthe critics to retract their claims. The entire social milieuportrayed in the Torah, once criticized as anachronistic, has beenshown to be accurate, including customs of marriage, adoption,contracts, inheritance, purchases, utensils, modes of travel,people's names and titles, etc. Professor Gleason Archer states:"In case after case where inaccuracy was alleged as proof of lateand spurious authorship of the biblical documents, the Hebrewrecord has been vindicated by the results of excavations, and thecondemnatory judgment of the Documentary theorists have been provedto be without foundation.". ( Full Answer )
My Study Bible (The Nelson Study bible, copyright 1997, pg. 898) implies that it was written when David was king. So while many Psalms were written while he was on the run from Saul Psalm 23 was written after. It is a picture of the Lord as his shepoherd and symbolic of all good shepherds of the Lor…ds people, and finally, a prophetic picture of Jesus as our Good Shepherd. ( Full Answer )
The Psalm looks beyond David to the Messiah. Christians believe this was fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
There is some speculations, but it is widely believed that David wrote the book of Psalms.
My best guess would be King David, as he wrote most of Psalms while he was in hiding from Saul.
Answer Tradition attributes many of the psalms to the kings David and Solomon, and some Bibles contain individual attributions for each of the psalms. However, scholars say that the psalms were a genre that did not exist at the time of David and Solomon. They say that the psalms were actually writt…en over a period of more than two centuries, during and after the Babylonian Exile, by anonymous authors. We do not know anything about these authors or what their names were. ( Full Answer )
Psalm 16 is entitled 'A Michtam [meditation] of David', so theauthor may be known, unlike a few Psalms which are regarded asanonymous.
Answer Like all the psalms, Psalm 130 was written anonymously. Although we can not know exactly wrote this, or any other psalm, we can say that it was approximately when it was written. The psalms are traditionally attributed to the time of David and Solomon. but modern scholars say that they were …actually written over a period of more than two hundred years, during and after the Babylonian Exile. This is evidenced in the case of Psalm 130 by verse 8, " And he shll redeem Israel from all his iniquities. " This is a reference to the destruction of Israel in 722 BCE, supposedly because God tired of its iniquities, and the long-held hope for its restoration. ( Full Answer )
Biblical tradition holds that the psalms were written by Kings David and Solomon, or their contemporaries. However, scholars say that the Psalms were a genre unknown in the times attributed to the United Monarchy and that they were actually written much later, during the Babylonian Exile and for a p…eriod of some two hundred years afterwards. In Psalm 105, we see a little evidence of this at verse 15, which refers to the prophets. The biblical prophets came after the time of David and Solomon; the earlier persons were known as patriarchs. We know approximately when Psalm 105 was written - during or after the Babylonian Exile - but we do not know who its anonymous author was. ( Full Answer )
Psalm 42 itself says that it was written by "the sons [or descendants] of Korah" Many psalms were written by other people--Asaph, Solomon, the Sons of Korah, Moses, etc. So this psalm was probably NOT written by King David. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_wrote_Psalm_42#ixzz21eqQQFYq… ( Full Answer )
King David. . Answer 2 Tradition states that King David gave us the Book of Psalms.Seventy-three of the 150 bear his name, and the unattributed onesare also from him (Talmud, Berakhot 9b). Concerning those Psalms that have the names of other authors,tradition teaches that we may thank David for t…hem too. This isbecause it was he who collated and canonized them into his Book(Talmud, Bava Batra 14b). If not for King David, those Psalms wouldhave gone lost. ( Full Answer )
Psalm 142 is traditionally attributed to King David, while he was hiding in the cave. However, scholars say that the psalms are a genre unknown at the time attributed to David. They say that they were written many centuries later, during and after the Babylonian Exile. The author was anonymous, prob…ably living during the darkest times of the Babylonian Exile. ( Full Answer )
All the psalms were written anonymously, and scholars say that the earliest were written during the Babylonian Exile and then during a period of around two hundred years. Thus, we can not be certain exactly which is the oldest surviving psalm to be written, nor of course who wrote it. However tradit…ion holds that the psalms were written much earlier than this, with the earliest of them written by King David. ( Full Answer )
Psalm 122 is traditionally attributed to King David. However, biblical scholars say that the psalms are a genre that was unknown at the time that David is said to have lived. The psalms, including this one, were actually written during and after the Babylonian Exile. Evidence that militates against …David as the author includes verse 1: " ... Let us go into the house of the Lord [Temple]" - the Temple could not yet have been built; reference in verse 5 to the house of David (implying that he was already dead); and verse 6 which prays for the peace of Jerusalem, which verse 2 would suggest that David intended to conquer, most unpeacefully. We do not know who the anonymous author of Psalm 122 was. ( Full Answer )
Psalms are songs of praise. Songs that uplift God. Here are the people who wrote the psalms: . Sons of Korah 42, 44-49, 84-85, 87 . Asaph 50, 73-83 . Heman 88 . Ethan 89 . Hezekiah 120-123, 128-130, 132, 134-136 . Solomon 72, 127 . David wrote the rest.
The psalms were all written anonymously over a period of more than two hundred years, during and after the Babylonian Exile. Thus, we can not know who wrote Psalm 100.
Like all the psalms, Psalm 92 was written anonymously, during or after the Babylonian Exile. We can not say who wrote this psalm.
Tradition holds that the psalms were all written by Kings David and Solomon, or by their courtiers. However, scholars say that the psalms were a literarly genre unknown at the time attributed to David and Solomon. They were actually written during and after the Babylonian Exile. Psalm 118 verse 9… says (KJV), " It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes ." While the first clause is uncontroversial, no king would write the second part, and it would be a brave courtier to do so. In addition, verse 26 refers to the "house of the Lord" (the Jerusalem Temple) in the past tense, meaning that the psalm was written after it was built and probably after its destruction by the Babylonians. The tenor of the psalm indicates that the Jews had already been allowed to return from captivity, and verse 25, which asks the Lord to send prosperity, suggests they have already returned. Like all the psalms, Psalm 118 was written anonymously, so we will never know its actual author, but we can say that he lived some time after the Return from the Babylonian Exile. ( Full Answer )
Tradition holds that the Psalm 73 was written by Asaph in the reign of King David. However, scholars say that the psalms were a literary genre unknown at the time attributed to David and Solomon. They were actually written during and after the Babylonian Exile. Further evidence for the date can b…e found in the text of this psalm. Verse 10 talks about God's people returning 'hither', implying the Return from the Exile. Verse 17 talks about the author going into the sanctuary of God, which suggests that the Second Temple had alreay been constructed. Psalm 73 is likely to have been written around 500 BCE or within the following century or so. The author is unknown. ( Full Answer )
A: Psalm 109 is a spiteful psalm full of hatred towards anunidentified personal adversary, traditionally attributed to KingDavid, to the chief musician of his court. However, scholars saythat the psalms were a literary genre unknown at the time of KingDavid, and that the psalms were actually written… over a period ofmore than two hundred years during and after the Babylonian Exile. Further evidence for the later dating is to be found in the mentionof Satan in verse 6: Satan was never mentioned in any book writtenbefore the Babylonian Exile. Also, verse 22 describes the author aspoor and needy, something that is not supposed to be a gooddescription of David. Moreover, why would a king lower himself topublish a psalm against one of his own subjects, rather than simplyusing his authority to remove the person. We know approximately when the psalms were written, but not bywhom. We do not know who wrote Psalm 109. ( Full Answer )
Many of the psalms are traditionally attributed to the legendary King David who is believed to have lived around 1000 BCE. However this is an attribution only, and there is nothing in the psalms themselves that points to David. Scholars say that the psalms were a literary genre unknown at the time o…f David, and that they were really written over a period of more than two hundred years, during and after the Babylonian Exile. The authors were anonymous, but clearly no one person could have written all the psalms over such a long period. ( Full Answer )
Psalm 9 is traditionally attributed to King David. However, scholars say that the psalms are a literary genre unknown at the time attributed to David. They were written anonymously over more than two hundred years, during and after the Babylonian Exile. Psalm 9 makes several triumphant references …to the defeat of the heathens and the enemies, not by Israel, but by God. This could only mean that the Psalm was written after the Persian defeat of the hated Babylonians. Verse 11 says that God lives in Zion (Jerusalem), implying that the Jews was already returned from Babylon. We can not know the name of the anonymous author, but we can say that he lived some time soon after the Return from the Babylonian Exile. ( Full Answer )
The psalms have traditionally been ascribed to Kings David and Solomon, and their contemporaries. In fact, some psalms have individually been ascribed to David, Solomon, Aleph or others. Psalms 146-150 do not carry a forenote in the King James Bible, ascribing them to any of these supposed authors. … In fact, scholars say that the psalms are a literary genre unknown at the time attributed to David and Solomon. They say that the psalms were all written over a period of more than two hundred years, during and after the Babylonian Exile. We do not know who actually wrote any of the psalms, so we do not know who wrote Psalms 146 to 150. ( Full Answer )
Jewish tradition holds that all 150 psalms were written by King David. Many modern scholars see them as the product of several authors or groups of authors, many unknown.
Psalm 89 is traditionally attributed to Ethan the Ezrahite, a wise man from the time of King Solomon. However, scholars say that the psalms were a genre unknown at the time of King Solomon. They say they were written during a two hundred year period during and after the Babylonian Exile. If we look …at verses 33-34, which reminds God that he will never utterly destroy the children of David and will keep his covenant, then at verses 39-46 which tell God that he has now utterly destroyed his people and asks will he hide forever: Verses 33-34: " Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips ." Verses 39-46: " Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours. Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle. Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground. The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire? " These are obvious references to the disaster of the Babylonian Exile, long after the time of Solomon. So, we can prove that Psalm 89 was written during the Babylonian Exile, but we can not know who the author was. ( Full Answer )
As with many of the psalms, Psalm 65 is traditionally attributed to King David. However, scholars say that the psalms are a literary genre unknown at the time of King David. They say that the psalms were all written anonymously over a period of more than two hundred years during and after the Babylo…nian Exile. Evidence of the later authorship of Psalm 65 include: (verse 4 (KJV) reference to the Temple : " we shall be satisfied with the goodness of they house, even of thy holy temple "); (verse 5) God of our 'salvation' (the Return); (verse 7) the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, which would have been unfamiliar sounds to the Hebrews of David's time, but well known during the Exile. We do not know who wrote Psalm 65, but it must have been written after the Return from the Babylonian Exile, and after construction had at least begun on the new Temple. ( Full Answer )
Traditionally, Psalm 2 is attributed by Jews, Christians (see Acts 4:25), and Muslims (who call the book of Psalms "Zabur") to King David inspired by God or the Holy Spirit. Secular scholars think this Psalm was by an unknown group of authors. There is a controversy over whether Psalm 2:7 ("I will t…ell of the decree; The Lord said to me, "You are My son; this day have I begotten you") is a reference to the Messiah. ( Full Answer )
Some believe it to be David, but research does not support that theory. Actually no data shows that the Author is known, and there is nothing to show when or where it was written.
Psalm 42 itself says that it was written by "the sons [or descendants] of Korah" Who Korah was could be questionable. Korah is mentioned in Exodus chapter 6 and again in Numbers chapter 16 (among other places), where he is described as a priest of the tribe of Levi (the Levites were the tribe who… were given priestly responsibilities in the temple). "Sons of Korah" probably refers to the priestly descendants of Korah who were working in the temple. Many psalms were written by other people--Asaph, Solomon, the Sons of Korah, Moses, etc. So this psalm was probably NOT written by King David. ( Full Answer )
A: Psalm 133 is traditionally ascribed to King David, in the eleventh century BCE. However, scholars say that the psalms were a literary genre unknown at the time of David. If we look at the text of Psalm 133, we can see two clues to the real author. Verse 1 says: " Behold, how good and how …pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity !" This points to authorship at the time of the Return from the Babylonian Exile, when the Jews were pleased to be allowed to live together again in Jerusalem. Verse 3 contains an almost idyllic reference to the mountains of Zion , or the city of Jerusalem. In the Bible, it could be read that David would be pleased to return to Judea, but this was before the conquest of Jerusalem. The author of Psalm 133 will remain anonymous, but we can say he lived at the end of the Babylonian Exile. As with so many psalms attributed to him, the author was not King David. ( Full Answer )
A: Tradition has attributed most of the psalms to Kings David and Solomon and to members of their courts, such as Asaph. However, these are mere attributions and biblical scholars say that the psalms were a genre unknown at the time of David. The psalms were compiled anonymously during and after th…e Babylonian Exile, which is why there are frequent references to the rivers of Babylon, an improbable theme if written centuries earlier in Jerusalem. However, some of the psalms contain pre-Exilic material, even close parallels to Egyptian texts, and would have been handed down orally from monarchical times. We do not really know who wrote any of the psalms. ( Full Answer )
A: The King James Bible attributes Psalm 69 to King David, although scholars say that the psalms were a genre unknown at the time of David. There is evidence in the text that Psalm was written after the time of David and probably during the Babylonian Exile. Verse 9 refers to the house of God, the… Temple, which is not supposed to have existed in the time of David. Zion (verse 35) became a name for Jerusalem, and "God will save Zion" refers to a time when Jerusalem was under threat or had been destroyed - the time of the Babylonian Exile. The overall despondent tone of the psalm also brings to mind the depths of the Exile, especially the reference to "prisoners" in verse 33. Reference to "waterflood" in verses 1 and 15 seems out of place in Jerusalem, but suits Babylon, which is adjacent to the great Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Like all the psalms, Psalm 69 is anonymous and all we can say is that it must have been written during the Babylonian Exile. ( Full Answer )
Psalms is a compiled work, written and edited by many people throughout history. There is no historical evidence that credits any individuals in the work. There have been indications that the 150 Psalms are poems or songs written by David.
According to tradition it was written by King David, as were mostof the other unnamed Psalms.
Yes, David was king when he wrote Psalms 86. David of ancientIsrael had committed a serious sin, he was repentant andconfidently prayed to God.
The author is reputed to have been King David who is supposed tohave lived between c. 1040 - 970 BCE.
The family of Asaphwrote 12 psalms: Psalms 50 Psalms 73-83 The sons of Korah wrote11 psalms: Psalms 42 Psalms 44-49 Psalms 84-85 Psalms87-88 Heman the Ezrahitecoauthored Psalms 88 with the sons of Korah. Solomon wrote twopsalms: Psalm 72 Psalm 127 Moses wrote Psalm90 Ethan the Ez…rahitewrote 89 ( Full Answer )