THE INDIVIDUAL UNITS OF BOOK 3
Meditation and Confession
|II.||Instruction: Rule and exception||1b-3||1–3|
|III.||Portrayal of godless||4–12||4–12|
|A. Description of suffering||13–14||13–14|
|B. Reflection; confession of guilt||15–16||15–16|
|C. Account of reversal||17||17|
|B. Confidence and petition||23–26||23–26|
|VII.||Imprecation and confidence||27–28||27–28|
Twelve psalms altogether have been attributed by late redactors (or by ancient tradition?) to those Levitical Asaphites known from Chronicles (cf. 1 Chr 15:17, 19; 16:4–5, 37; 25:1–2). A plain SUPERSCRIPTION "song" (mizmôr) of (or according to) "Asaph" can be found with → Psalms 50; 73; 79; 82. Various additions may modify this basic title (cf. with Psalms 75; 76; 77; 80; 83). Another designation within the Asaph collection (Psalms 50; 73–83) is maśkîl l?ɔāsāp ("instruction "?" of/according to Asaph," Psalms 74; 78). The redactors wanted to highlight sacred music and possibly sacred teaching as the main tasks of the renowned family of temple officials in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E.
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Publication information: Book title: Psalms. Contributors: Erhard S. Gerstenberger - Author. Publisher: Eerdmans. Place of publication: Grand Rapids, MI. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 70.
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