75% of Psalms are 1 of three main types: lament, thanksgiving or praise. Here is the general form for lament psalms.
75% of Psalms are 1 of three main types: lament, thanksgiving or praise. Here is the general form for Thanksgiving psalms.
Psalm 1 is classified as a “wisdom” psalm. In many ways it functions as an introduction to the book of psalms.
Bill Wilder speaks on how and why to interpret the Psalms. Bill Wilder is the Director of the Center for Christian Study (www.studycenter.net)
Psalm 98 is a victory or coronation psalm. It has 3 stanzas: 1-3: praise the Lord as savior; 4-6: praise the Lord as King; 7-9: praise the Lord as judge.
The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Psalm 130 is an individual lament and a repentance psalm.
Lecture notes for Meeting God in the psalms: application and deriving doctrine.
Lecture notes for Psalm 107 The Lord delivers us from manifold troubles
Lecture notes for Psalm 109 which is used by Peter to describe Judas in Acts 2:16-20: “the Scriptures had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas”
Lecture Notes for Psalm 49
Psalm 73 The end of the wicked contrasted with the end of the righteous.
The audio recording of this presentation was lost. Below is a compilation of notes from those who attended.
Lecture notes for Sharing the Psalms by Ed Scully. Tips for polishing your presentation.
The key to understanding Hebrew poetry is knowing that the “rhyme” of ideas is more important than the sounds. This “rhyming” of ideas is called parallelism.