Getting to Know the Bible: Psalms Overview II

Updated: Feb 16

Peace & Blessings Beloved,

TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.


We've once again reached the midpoint of the week, which means we return back to our book study of Psalms. I orignally intended to jump into Psalm 1 for this post, but I feel compelled to include a bit more detail regarding the entire book first. This post will conclude the overview, and we will indeed dive into the first chapter next week.


What i want to focus on for today's study includes the following: arrangement & style.


Arrangement

The Psalms are arranged into five books: Book 1 (Psalms 1‑41); Book 2 (Psalms 42‑72); Book 3 (Psalms 73‑89); Book 4 (Psalms 90‑106); and, Book 5 (Psalms 107‑150). Each of the five books concludes with a doxology, signifying the completion of the collection. For example, Psalm 41:13 ends Book 1: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.” The entire Psalm 150 serves as the final doxology to the entire Psalter.


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