And, I would like to thank my fiancé, my family, friends, classmates and all of you who thought it not robbery to listen to me talk about God’s Word just a little bit. 1 0 obj However, there are plenty of historical reasons for … Jehoshaphat encouraged his armies through an exhortation of psalms (2 Chronicles 20 .20-21). He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.” (Psalm 110:5-6; Obadiah 1:15; Habakkuk 3:12; Haggai 2:22; Isaiah 13:9). The “time of the heathen”—The scripture warns: “For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.” (Ezekiel 30:3) The day of the LORD is also called, “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Ezekiel 30:7). Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20-21). The Psalms of David included Psalms 2-41 (except Psalms 33), Psalms 51-72, Psalms 108-110, and Psalms 138-145. PSALM 2. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision. 2 In her book on the history of interpreta-tion of psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian tradition, Gil-lingham dedicates an entire chapter to Rabbinic and Medieval exegesis, in which she examines some details of the explanations of Rashi, Maimonides, Jacob ben Reuben, David Kimhi, and Abraham ibn Ezra on the first two psalms. Condemned already—Before he went to the cross the Lord Jesus declared: “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. a. It appears that the Lord preached to the spirits of these heathen between the time of his death on the cross and his glorious resurrection (Matthew 12:40), during the three days and three nights that he was in the heart of the earth. “And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.” (Micah 5:15) “The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath. I don’t see how this would be a righteous thing to do even IF the Jews were in a foreign land. Psalm 2 in the History of Redemption. 2. Although it was clear that using the psalms as poems, prayers and songs requires some answers to the question of the context/s in which they were originally used. David was no doubt a very skillful musician, the Bible mentions that he played the lyre for King Saul (1 Samuel 16:23), and the prophet Amos mentions that David invented instruments of music for worship of the Lord (Amos 6:5). Change ). ( Log Out /  Every word of the Bible was written at a certain point in history, in the midst of a certain set of circumstances. By faith in the word of God (Romans 10:17), Cain’s brother “Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain…” (Hebrews 11:4-6) When the LORD encouraged Cain to do right, Cain continued to rebel against God. THE HISTORY OF PSALMS 1—16. In the most general sense, Psalm 22 is about a person who is crying out to God to save him from the taunts and torments of his enemies, and (in the last ten verses) thanking God for rescuing him. David was no doubt a very skillful musician, the Bible mentions that he played the lyre for King Saul (1 Samuel 16:23), and the prophet Amos mentions that David invented instruments of music for worship of the Lord (Amos 6:5). Cain “knew God,” but he “glorified him not as God” (Romans 1:19-23). At the very time of his salvation. ?^��Z��]�.g�m�%'��&���ei��˜$K�R��I Example #2: Praying in the Fish’s Belly. Wait, so what’s the context of saying “Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.” again? <> Psalm 2 is considered to be a royal psalm. The second coming—The word of God contains a great number of prophecies concerning the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Praise for the LORD’S Mercies. The first heathen—Being the first natural born man, and being conceived after Adam and Eve had sinned, like all of Adam’s offspring, sin and death passed upon Cain (Romans 5:12; Psalm 51:5). In chapter four the apostle Peter goes on to say that the gospel was“preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.” (1Peter 4:1-6) It is important to notice that these men “are dead.” Therefore they are not “in the flesh.” Christ preached to them that they might “live according to God in the spirit.” (1Peter 4:6) When Jesus died he went to the “paradise” side of hell (Luke 23:43). He's crying to God for forgiveness for this horrible thing that he's done. Historical Context Of Psalm 100 . Over sixteen hundred years after Adam, and immediately after the flood, the LORD commanded Noah: “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” (Genesis 9:6) Approximately 2500 years after the creation, “the law was given by Moses” (John 1:17). Although dates range from the time of David to that of the Maccabees, the language, style, and theology The language of the psalm is too great to have its… The rage of nations and the laugh of God. Historical Considerations from 2 Chronicles for Psalms 74–75. <>/Metadata 358 0 R/ViewerPreferences 359 0 R>> Higgaion. This psalm was composed for the coronation of Israel's kings. Half of them written by David & Solomon All the other named ones are priests B. Theological. History and context. 3 0 obj The choice of the supporting text is not at all random Then in Psalm 2, … The key to understanding Psalm 24 is to recognize why it was written – its background and context. endobj THE HISTORY OF THE PSALMS A. In other words, it’s a psalm about the king of Israel – the ruler who either was David himself or one who descended from David. 2. In Matthew 17:1-9, the gospel reading for this Sunday of the Transfiguration of our Lord, the disciples catch a glimpse of the glory and power of the Jesus. Among that number would have been the “spirits in prison” who repented and believed. David's son, Absalom, rebelled against his father. The earthly ministry of Christ—During his ministry on earth—the time between his baptism and his crucifixion, when Jesus sent forth his twelve apostles, he “commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matthew 10:5) This does not mean that heathen Gentiles could not receive his blessings and be saved through faith. %PDF-1.5 Really a communal meal. 4 He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. The best loved Psalm is also one which comes alive the most when a little contextual light is shone upon it. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” Psalms chapter 2 gives for us an important question and the answer to it. Jewish interpretations of Psalm 22 identify the individual in the psalm with a royal figure, usually King David or Queen Esther. 1300 B.C.) 3 pages at 400 words per page) View a FREE sample. Demonstrates total commitment to God Lev 1: burned offering, an animal, or Lev 2 grain if you are a grain farmer Partially sacrificed to God. Exegesis of Psalm 2 Wendy A. Johnsen April 2014 My thesis is that Psalm 2 was written in the context and manner of the Ancient Near Eastern culture, for use at the enthronement of a Davidic King, to reinforce the message of the supreme power of Yahweh, Israel’s god, and therefore of his designated king, over the nations. Psalm 2 The Bible says in Psalms 2:1-3, “ Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? Good tidings for all heathen—At the time of the birth of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13) the angel of the Lord said unto the shepherds: “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people [all heathen].” (Luke 2:10; 19:10). %���� The Psalm grow to be stimulated by way of the poet's communion with the author on the Sabbath day and his commentary of God's skill in nature. Acts 4:24–26 in the New Testament attributes it to David. The exclusive church—The church is the greatest of all called out assemblies. There is also mention in the book of Samuel about David … But as many [Jews and Gentiles] as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:11-13) For example, when a woman of Canaan asked the Lord for mercy because her daughter was vexed with a devil, he answered her, saying, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 15:24) When the woman received his words of truth and acknowledged that she was indeed a “dog,” the Lord declared her faith to be great and made her daughter whole from that very hour (Matthew 15:25-28). The history begins in Psalm 1 with a man appreciating the law, treasuring the keeping of the law, and highly appraising the keeper of the law. God isn't afraid or confused or depressed about the opposition … Verse 7 in the KJV says, Lift up your heads, O ye […] Watts, James W., «Psalm 2 in the Context of Biblical Theology», HBT 12 (1990), p. 73-91. "The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it" (Psalm 68:11). The most blessed period of heathen history—To be “in Christ” is the greatest and most wonderful blessing any heathen during any time in the history of the world could possibly receive! See 1 Chronicles 16.7-36 (which quotes Psalm 105.1-15), where David first assigned and organized the singing of psalms at the temple. The scripture declares: “He [Jesus] came unto his own [the Jews], and his own [the Jews] received him not. But when this present heaven and earth “pass away” (2Peter 3:10), and God makes “all things new” (Revelation 21:5). We can be encouraged by the knowledge of … Psalm 110 in Historical Context. King Solomon used the psalms during the dedication of the temple (2 Chronicles 5.7-14). A. Authorship: The King & The Priests. Cain “knew God,” but he “glorified him not as God” (Romans 1:19-23). It might be an individual psalm expressing something that happened in David's life, and David wrote this psalm, we're told, coming out of that experience in his life. His rule has been inaugurated, but the promise that the world will be subjugated and at peace under his rule is yet to be fulfilled (1 Cor 15:24-28). And Psalm 51 would be an example of that. The last heathen—One the great number of heathen who will follow Satan in his final rebellion against God after the thousand year reign of Christ (Revelation 20:2-10). I would like to thank the Pastor and all the leaders of Alpha for this opportunity to speak before you all today. As the foregoing psalm was moral, and showed us our duty, so this is evangelical, and shows us our Saviour. Referring to this particular time Jesus said, “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matthew 24:21) “And then shall that Wicked [“that man of sin…the son of perdition” (2Thessalonians 2:3)] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:” (2Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 19:20). The following scriptures prophesy of some of the conditions during the glorious reign of the Lord Jesus Christ on this present earth: God will be exalted—The inspired psalmist prophesied: “The LORD of hosts is with us…Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. Jeff Brannon ABSTRACT Psalm 2 is a kingship psalm that represents not only the ideals, hopes, and aspirations of Israel, but also the Lord’s purposes and plans for the Kingdom of God. (Psalm 2:6), these New Testament references have led progressive dispensational scholars (along with amillennial scholars) to the conclusion that Messiah’s kingly rule began at His first coming. While there usually have been scholarly works available to advanced students of Scriptures, now the shelves of Christian bookstores are unable to keep up with the flood of books that are coming on the market, targe… Shepherds did not drive their flocks, or leave them out on the hills to fend for themselves. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God…Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.” (Psalm 9:5-20): “The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.” (Psalm 10:16). 2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” 3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. Often, this outside information will give you a lot of insight as to the purpose of what has been written. Psalm 2 is the second psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Why do the heathen rage". 1. JETS 52/2 (June 2009) 257–70 PSALM 72: AN HISTORICAL AND MESSIANIC CURRENT EXAMPLE OF ANTIOCHENE HERMENEUTICAL THEORIA walter kaiser* It is an amazing fact that, despite the absence of the term theoria (the Greek term usually rendered as “sight,” insight,” or “contemplation”) from the HEATHEN HISTORY – A brief overview – Psalm 2: Part Two, HEATHEN HISTORY – A brief overview – Psalm 2: Part Two. Both kings and rulers (the so-called important people, high political leaders, possible even the generals) take a determined and united stand together in rebellion against Yahweh and Yahweh's Messiah (3068 יהוה Yahweh) and Yahweh’s Messiah,(4899 מָשִׁיחַ mashiyach). <> 2 0 obj HEATHEN HISTORY – A brief overview – Psalm 2: Part Two. When the Lord Jesus testified, “Surely I come quickly,” John responded and said “Amen. Background to the Psalms. 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. The psalm itself doesn’t explicitly tell us whether it’s speaking of David or one of his descendants. Historical Context Of Psalm 126 . Psalm 2 in Its Old Testament Context Introduction to Psalm 2 Psalm 2 is a royal psalm, and the theme of kingship permeates the entire psalm. Like many psalms, the theme of Psalm 2 is emphasized in the final verse. At his second coming, “the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them [the heathen] that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power” (2Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 6:14-17; Isaiah 34:8; Jeremiah 46:10). [God the Father made his only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, “to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2Corinthians 5:21)] Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” (2Peter 3:10-14) If you are still an heathen, your only hope trust the Son (Psalm 2:12): “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). Now we have more than a dozen translations and paraphrases at our fingertips. What is the background of Psalm 2? C. Historical. In Act Two (2:4‑6), God calmly sits upon His throne in heaven and speaks His line against the rulers (2:6). The Psalms of David included Psalms 2-41 (except Psalms 33), Psalms 51-72, Psalms 108-110, and Psalms 138-145. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. The psalm itself does not identify its author, but Acts 4:25-26 clearly attributes it to David. endobj 4 0 obj The LORD's laugh from heaven. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression…” (Romans 5:12-14) Adam sinned by disobeying the commandment God gave to him (Genesis 2:17). Along with surrounding context and literary context, the historical context of any verse, book, or passage will also be a factor in the interpretation process. III. Yhwh is my shepherd, I shall not be needy. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Revelation 21:1-2, 5, 24-27), New heavens and a new earth—The LORD declared in the old testament: “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” (Isaiah 65:17) The new testament scripture declares: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up…the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Psalm 1 consists of two stanzas and six verses. Psalm 2.2. Historical Context Of Psalm 121 . King James Version of the Bible. Context. While many psalms emphasize either God’s heavenly reign or the reign of the earthly king, Psalm 2 celebrates both realities – God’s heavenly kingship and the earthly kingship of the Lord’s And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:17-19, 36; 8:42-44) When any heathen rejects the counsel of God (Proverbs 1:24-25), he brings God’s eternal condemnation upon himself! This is a constant of history. Psalm 8 Historical Context. The apostle Paul said that it pleased God, “To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:” (Galatians 1:15-16; 2:9) The justification of the heathen was prophesied: “And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations [heathen] be blessed.” (Galatians 3:8; Acts 26:17-18; 28:28) When any heathen hears and believes with all his heart (Romans 10:9) “how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” (1Corinthians 15:3-4), he will be “born of the Spirit” (John 3:8). Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. We can defy God and perish, or we can surrender to Him and be blessed. Psalm 2 does not identify its author with a superscription. A. The Psalms of David included Psalms 2-41 (except Psalms 33), Psalms 51-72, Psalms 108-110, and Psalms 138-145. This section contains 912 words (approx. THE OLDEST OF THE PSALMS ORIGINATE FROM MOSES (ca. Historical Context Of Psalm 137 . And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband…And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. The history begins in Psalm 1 with a man appreciating the law, treasuring the keeping of the law, and highly appraising the keeper of the law. Deut 32, 33 - a song of exhortation to keep the Law after entering Canaan 3. Psalm ninety two is a liturgical anthem celebrating the destruction of evil and the triumph and happiness of God's committed toddlers. These spirits, who lived between the time of Adam and the time of Noah, were disobedient, but not after the similitude of Adam’s transgression (Romans 5:14). There is no general agreement on the historical context of this psalm. Thus a number of psalms have been called “royal” psalms (2, 18, 20, 21, 28, 44, 45, 61, 63, 72, 89, 101, 110, 132) because they feature the king, portraying him as both the representative of Yahweh to the community and the representative of the community to Yahweh. Some brief period after the church has been caught up to meet the Lord in the air (1Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1Corinthians 15:51-53), “the great and dreadful day of the LORD” (Malachi 4:5) will begin. At this present time (2021 AD) we are still living in the age of the church, which began at the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and will end when the Lord himself descends from heaven to resurrect the “dead in Christ” (1Thessalonians 4:16), at which time the vile bodies (Philippians 3:21) of the resurrected dead in Christ, and those in Christ who are still living, will be changed and “fashioned like unto his glorious body.” (Philippians 3:21; 1Corinthians 15:51-53) With great expectation (Psalm 62:5; Proverbs 23:18; 24:14; Romans 8:19), I am “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). From Psalm 1 to Psalm 16, there is a history which we need to see. history of this psalm. Two basic types of sacrificial worship We must distinguish the burnt offerings from the sacrifices; Burnt Offering: Totally burned—all goes up in smoke. 2 Responses to The Historical Context of Psalm 137. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh: God looks at the way man plots against Him and He laughs. In Latin, it is known as "Quare fremuerunt gentes". Part 2: David. David wrote this psalm for a special occasion. Ex 15:1-15 - a song of triumph following the crossing of the Red Sea 2. Psalm 2 provides critical background for understanding both what it means and what it meant to recognize Jesus as messiah (i.e., the Christ) and Lord. <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 9 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 594.96 842.04] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> ( Log Out /  Let’s turn our attention to the end of this psalm to discover why Psalm 24 was written. According to the Talmud, Psalm 2 is a continuation of Psalm 1. Then there are going to be other Psalms that were very tied to the ''history of Israel'' in various ways. We will include only a few of the outstanding ones. The messianic promise of Psalm 2 was thus applied to Jesus, true Son of God and king of the new Israel of God. stream Title.We shall not greatly err in our summary of this sublime Psalm if we call it THE PSALM OF MESSIAH THE PRINCE; for it sets forth, as in a wondrous vision, the tumult of the people against the Lord's anointed, the determinate purpose of God to exalt his own Son, and the ultimate reign of that Son over all his enemies. the Lord Jesus will baptize him “with the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 3:11): “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body [the church], whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” (1Corinthians 12:13) By these things the believer is made a member of Jesus Christ’s “body, the church” (Colossians 1:18). But actually, Peter in Acts chapter 4 and verse 25 reveals that it was in fact David who wrote this psalm. God anointed Him and installed Him to be the King. 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