Class Notes Psalms

Pages

Abstract

Dr. King writes several scriptures from the Book of Psalms found in the Old Testament of the Bible.

Digital Archive brought to you
by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Class Notes Psalms
Transcripts & Translations
English

Transcript

[Page 1] [Underlined: Class Notes] [Underlined: Psalms] The book is a collection of poems for devotional use. There are some of the poems which are not believed to be Hebrew literature. [Page 2] There are five main parts which the book has been traditionally divided (1) 1 to 41 (2)42to72(3)73to89 (4)90-106 (5)107-150 The Psalms do not so much present concepts, as feeling [Page 3] 2:4-Here God is looked upon as one who laughs at those he betrays 4:8- In peace I will bath [Illegible] down and sleep; for them alone, O Lord, makest me dwell in safety." [Page 4] 7:1- 8:1-The majesty of God is spoken of here. This is a a[sic] recurring theme throughout the Psalms. 8:3F-Here we find an approach [Page 5] to God in nature 9:9-"The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed 10:3-1[8?]-Here we have the picture of a proud sinner who lives his atheism [Page 6] 14:1-The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." 15:2F-Here we find the representation of a truly good man. 16:10,11-Here we find intimations [Page 7] of [immortality?]. However it is not explicit. It is not clear whether the [psalmist?] believes in immortality, but he has the faith out of which the belief springs. [Page 8] 19:1-Here we find one of the most exploited expressions of God's speaking through nature. 23-This Psalm seems to be an explicit affirmation of immortality. [Page 9] 27:1-"The Lord is my light and salvation." 27:4-"[Illegible] thing have I asked of the Lord." 30:9- Here is one of the explicit denials of immortality in the Old Testament. [Page 10] 31:15- "My times are in thy hand 32:1-7-Here is a fine praise for the joy of repentance and recurring forgiveness. 33:1 "Praise befits the upright." 33:9- Here is an eloquent passage on the power of God. [Page 11] 34:8-"O taste and see that the Lord is good!" This is an [Illegible] test of religion. 34:19-"Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all." God somehow gives the righteous an [Illegible] stability in facing the problems of life. [Page 12] 37:16-"Better is a little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked." 37:25- The psalmist is here probably speaking out of his experience, nut his experience is limited."
View Tags