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Why did Psalm 23 have special meaning to David?

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According to tradition, David composed Psalm 23 (one of the most famous and beautiful Psalms) as a prayer, when he was being pursued by Saul and was without food or water, near death, in the forest of Haret. His trust in God was so strong that he felt as if he was at peace, in a meadow with a quiet brook to drink from, and with God holding his hand.

For some decades, academic scholars have claimed that many or most psalms were written several centuries after King David. They stated this for theoretical reasons. Recent analysis, however, makes it pretty clear that the language, style, genre and phraseology of the Psalms is much more ancient than had been claimed (Buttenwieser, Moses: The Psalms, Chronologically Treated with a New Translation & Dahood, Mitchell, Psalms; The Anchor Bible).

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Mark S. Smith says in the context of Psalm 23, in 'Taking Inspiration: Authorship, Revelation, and the Book of Psalms, published in Psalms and Practice (edited by Stephen Breck Reid), that the psalms "of David" for the most part could not have been written by David since their grammar points to a later period. He says David ruled towards the end of what scholars have considered the period of archaic Hebrew, but the psalms attributed to David are considered to belong to a later stage of Hebrew, making a comparison between the English of Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales or even Shakespeare, and the present times.

Psalm 23 is surely the most popular of all the psalms. It is a song of praise, asserting that God is the singers' shepherd and guide. That, through him, goodness and mercy will be their reward. However, Psalm 23 could not have had meaning for King David because it was written many centuries after his time.

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According to tradition, David composed Psalm 23 (one of the most famous and beautiful Psalms) as a prayer, when he was being pursued by Saul and was without food or water, near death, in the forest of Haret. His trust in God was so strong that he felt as if he was at peace, in a meadow with a quiet brook to drink from, and with God holding his hand.

For some decades, academic scholars have claimed that many or most psalms were written several centuries after King David. They stated this for theoretical reasons. Recent analysis, however, makes it pretty clear that the language, style, genre and phraseology of the Psalms is much more ancient than had been claimed (Buttenwieser, Moses: The Psalms, Chronologically Treated with a New Translation & Dahood, Mitchell, Psalms; The Anchor Bible).
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Link: Reliability of the Hebrew record

Link: More about King David

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It isn't known where David wrote Psalm 23.


The LORDPsalm 23 (New King James Version)Psalm 23A Psalm of David. 1 The LORD is my shepherd;I shall not want.


Psalm 23 was written by king David when he was a king.


Psalm 23 is a assertion that what and who David knows is True, and therefore in knowing this his confidence exists. It is a psalm of his confidence in God.


Psalm 23 is written by king David.


Psalm 23 is most famous as Davids psalm.


King David is attributed to writing most of the Psalms including Psalm 23.


It is not written in the bible, but it is written by David as a devotional song.



The person who wrote, The lord is my shepherd was David, in Psalm 23.


No. Psalm 23 is in the Old Testament and was written by King David. The Lord's Prayer is from the New Testament and are the words of Jesus.


Psalm 23 is the most popular Psalm.


The most quated psalm is psalm 23.


To express his absolute trust in God even as his enemies tried to harass him.


For several months, King David was pursued by those who wanted to see him dead. At one point, he hid in the forest of Hareth and was close to death from hunger and exhaustion. He spoke the words of Psalm 23 to God at that time, to express his absolute trust in God.


God helped David when he looked after the sheep as a boy, he helped to kill the bear and lion,in Psalm 23.


Psalm 23 discusses how, through thick and thin, HaShem (The Creator) is with us.


No idea: it does not say, only David and God know the answer and it does not matter - it's the content that is important.


A variety of people. (e.g. David, Solomon, Asaph) but regularly David. It normally says next to the number (e.g. 23 a psalm of David) who wrote it.


According to tradition, David composed Psalm 23 (one of the most famous and beautiful Psalms) as a prayer, when he was being pursued by Saul and was without food or water, near death, in the forest of Haret. His trust in God was so strong that he felt as if he was at peace, in a meadow with a quiet brook to drink from, and with God holding his hand.See also:More about King David


Mostly it should be psalm 23.


The Shepherd Psalm. David may have composed this psalm while he was yet a shepherd boy, watching his father's flocks on the very field where, 1000 years later, the angel choir announced the birth of Jesus.


Psalm 23 is traditionally attributed to King David in the tenth century BCE. However, scholars say that the psalms were a genre not known at the time attributed to David. The psalms, including Psalm 23, were written over a period of more than two hundred years, during and after the Babylonian Exile. This is one of the most beautiful of the psalms, and was written as a song of praise.


King David wrote the 23rd Psalm. Answer 2 Its first verse states its authorship: "A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." David composed Psalm 23 (one of the most famous and beautiful Psalms) as a prayer, when he was being pursued by Saul and was without food or water, near death, in the forest of Haret. His trust in God was so strong that he felt as if he was at peace, in a meadow with a quiet brook to drink from, and with God holding his hand.


The psalms are in the old testament, and the most quoted psalm is psalm 23.



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