Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A New Look at the Psalms

The book of Psalms is one of my favorite books of the Bible. One day, someone mentioned that Moses had written a Psalm. I started to group them by their author and here's what I came up with. There are some overlaps between the Psalms of Ascents and other categories.


Category
Psalm Number
Unknown Author
Psalm 1, 2, 10, 33, 43, 66-67, 71, 91-100, 102, 104-107, 111-121, 123, 125-126, 128-130, 132, 135-137, 146-150
Psalms of David
Psalm 3-9, 11-32, 34-41, 51-65, 68-70, 86, 101, 103, 108-110, 122, 124, 131, 133, 138-145
Sons of Korah
Psalm 42, 44-49, 84-85, 87
Asaph
Psalm 50, 73-83
Ascents
Psalm 120-134
Solomon
Psalm 72, 127
Moses
Psalm 90
Ethan the Ezrahite
Psalm 89
Sabbath
Psalm 92
Giving Thanks
Psalm 100
Afflicted One
Psalm 102


Consider reading the Psalms by the author (or lack thereof) instead of their numerical order. Try to camp out in the book that shows the heights and depths of human emotions. 

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