Asked in
Bible Statistics and History
Old Testament

What was David feeling when he wrote Psalms 27?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
January 22, 2011 2:19AM

Answer

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.