13 Facts About Psalms


Many scholars believe the individual Psalms were redacted into a single collection during the Second Temple period.

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Psalms pointed out that there was a progression of ideas, from adversity, through the crux of the collection in the apparent failure of the covenant in Psalm 89, leading to a concert of praise at the end.

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Psalms concluded that the collection was redacted to be a retrospective of the failure of the Davidic covenant, exhorting Israel to trust in God alone in a non-messianic future.

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Psalms were written not merely as poems, but as songs for singing.

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Special grouping and division in the Book of Psalms are fifteen psalms known in the construct case, shir ha-ma'aloth, and one as shir la-ma'aloth .

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Some titles given to the Psalms have descriptions which suggest their use in worship:.

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The entire book of Psalms is traditionally read out loud or chanted at the side of the deceased during the time leading up to the funeral, mirroring Jewish tradition.

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Psalms have always been an important part of Catholic liturgy.

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Until the Second Vatican Council the Psalms were either recited on a one-week or, less commonly, two-week cycle.

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However, the Psalms are popular for private devotion among many Protestants and still used in many churches for traditional worship.

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Metrical Psalms are still very popular among many Reformed Churches.

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Psalms are one of the most popular parts of the Bible among followers of the Rastafari movement.

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Psalms are inserted in Requiem compositions, such as Psalm 126 in A German Requiem of Johannes Brahms and Psalms 130 and 23 in John Rutter's Requiem.

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