Psalms of David Chronology

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  1. Leslie

    Leslie Puritan Board Junior

    Does anyone have a chronology of the psalms of David and/or a list of his psalms and the circumstances under which each was supposedly written? I realize that such a list would be conjecture but it would, nevertheless, be helpful, even if in some cases mistaken.
     
  2. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Conjecture? All the psalms of David - and, for some, the circumstances under which they were written - are those psalms so designated in the Book of Psalms. There are 73 of them.

    Now ask us something hard! :lol:
     
  3. Rev. Todd Ruddell

    Rev. Todd Ruddell Puritan Board Junior

    William Binnie, in the 19th Century preacher, wrote a great book on the theology and history of the Psalter. It is available at Solind Ground Christian Books, as well as Google Books. See the post below.

    William Binnie - The PuritanBoard
     
  4. Leslie

    Leslie Puritan Board Junior

    I know which psalms are the psalms of David, it's the link with the narratives in 1 Samuel that's the problem. My wording of the question wasn't ideal, but that's nothing new. The only time the internet isn't painfully slow is in the wee hours and it's hard to be articulate then.
     
  5. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    My own tentative opinion is that all Psalms not labelled otherwise are Davidic unless this is clearly impossible. The citation of Psalm 2 as a Davidic Psalm in Acts 4, and Psalm 95 in Hebrews 4, when there is no title attributing it to David, points me in this direction.

    As far as sorting them out chronologically, unless the title of the Psalm gives a pointer, or there is an echo of the language of the Psalm in the narrative, I think it's probably all speculative.
     
  6. James Caldwell

    James Caldwell Puritan Board Freshman

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