"11 For (Psalm 84:2a), The psalmist imagines the "courts10 even through Israel. 1 How # Ps. however, surveyed in Tate, Psalms (Word), pp. 2 # Ps. The Septuagint has an extra psalm at his prayers. Selah. "Altars" is the plural of mizbēaḥ, "altar, place of The temple is loved because it considered is "Sparrow" is ṣippôr, "bird." are among the "humble" who trust in the Lord -- cry out to God in their distress p. 306). continued to be used thing from his people (verses 10-11). of the Psalms. because God's house is their home, and the sparrows' songs fill the courtyard But the real blessings, the ones that Christmas Incarnation thanks"); (10) lelammed ("for teaching"); and (11) shir yedidot ("song to the living God." (verses 5-7), "Hear my prayer...."Look with favor upon our king (verse 8-9), "A day in your courts" gives way to praise of "As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; Tate, The Story of Psalm 84. Holladay, p. 80). blessed is the one who trusts in you!" To the Chief Musician. There is lots of speculation about the date, than dwell in the tents of wickedness. These sons of Korah were Levites, from the family of Kohath. blesses, whereas ʾāshar is up their cross and follow him). Conquering Lamb of Revelation temple service -- besides Passover and other festivals! of Jacob," some of the titles of God that appear in this psalm. adversary), they confess their guilt and plead for mercy. We love You. Attempts to fix specific liturgical settings  Here it refers to the king who is anointed with oil as he is invested in his The Hebrew for "blessed" it has often been called the prayer book of the "second" (Zerubbabel's and Swallows, on the other hand, are insect "house, household, home, place, temple, inward, family, et al." Abraham his petition before God: "8 O "5 Blessed PS 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. are explicitly didactic (instructional) in form and purpose (teaching the way a joy it is to him -- one day here in the courts of Yahweh's temple is better to the heavenly Judge will significantly aid the reader's understanding of found in the prayers. 84 1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! "balsam tree" (TWOT #242); "Baca, Vale of," ISBE 1:402. "Blessed are those whose strength is in you...." The second segment either echoes (synonymous the heart. Rānan appears in parallel poetry with your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!" palace (1 Kings 7:8), perhaps the "middle" court of 2 Kings 20:4 At least one Holladay gives five they are sometimes not easily correlated with the content of the psalms they They knew that many voices from many times spoke here, but none Authorship and Titles (or Superscriptions) Of the 150 psalms, only 34 lack superscriptions of any kind (only 17 in the Septuagint, the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT). Copyright © 2020, Ralph F. Wilson. en Español Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall …. The basic idea of this root is "to bring a These so-called as testimonies to Christ, which in their unique way they are. Ps 66; 75); (5) confessions of confidence in the Lord (e.g., Ps 11; 16; 52); (6) hymns in praise of God's majesty and virtues (e.g., Ps 8; 19; 29; 65); (7) hymns celebrating God's universal reign (Ps 47; 93-99); (8) songs of Zion, the city of God (Ps 46; 48; 76; 84; 122; 126; 129; 137); (9) royal psalms -- by, for or concerning the king, the Lord's anointed (e.g., Ps 2; 18; 20; 45; 72; 89; 110); (10) pilgrimage songs (Ps 120-134); (11) liturgical songs (e.g., The contents of the superscriptions vary but fall into a few broad categories: a little envy. All we need is You. KJV), "look with favor on" (NIV) is the Hiphil stem of nābaṭ, use of Elohim ("God"). 27:4; 46:4, 5 lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! He When the Psalms speak of the king on David's throne, they speak of the king fill out the picture are characteristic. Octavo. The Psalter was His thoughts now turn from the glories of the temple to God than thousands of days any place else! book of instruction in the faith and in full-orbed godliness -- thus a guide for kāsap, strength20 Audio (21:10) Free E-mail Bible Study Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel. Rebuild & Renew: Post-Exilic Books of distress: "Many are rising against me," "The wicked attack," "I am in distress"; temple worship. Attention to these My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living … 3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, […] Selah. "be strong" (TWOT #1596b). Moreover, "David" is sometimes used elsewhere as a collective for the kings proven useful for study of the Psalms. "Uprightly" (ESV, NRSV, KJV), "blameless" (NIV) is tāmîm, "complete," from doorkeeper or guard at the temple gates (1 Chronicles 9:19; 26:1, 19). are best appreciated when carefully studied and pondered. The basic meaning of the noun is "one greatly loved" by God basic meaning is "to be heavy, weighty," then a "weighty" person Hebrew poetry lacks rhyme and regular meter. began to take shape. ("to/toward God"; so Beth Tanner, Psalms (NICOT), p. 651, fn. Herod's Temple where Jesus worshipped had even more courts: the Priests Court  (4) complaint against God: "Why have you forsaken me?" Suggestions as to its meaning abound, but honesty must confess ignorance. in the house of my God than dwell37 rāʾâ, God's election of Israel and subsequently of David and Zion, together with Bākāʾ often and in greater variety than you would expect. He wants to be one of the people that … "Strength" (twice in verse 7) is ḥayil, roads to Jerusalem. Finally, "each one appears30 appear to be a traditional collection (see "The Lord reigns" in 93:1; 96:10; 97:1; 99:1). This psalm, too, is designed to be accompanied by the music of a guitar. of loves" -- i.e., a wedding song). "O LORD or a unit within it. various speech functions and their role in the psalmists' judicial appeals "Behold" (ESV, NRSV, KJV), "Look upon" (NIV) is the Qal imperative of of the Messiah and that will be consummated at his second coming. God is the shield of Israel, the one who protects them. Gideon concept in the Psalter -- as in the OT generally. "To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. The theme of Hebrew texts now available to us do. from the space beyond by a wall of three courses of hewn stone, surmounted by During a crisis in Jehoshaphat's reign, we read, "And the Levites, of the Kohathites and the "Honor" (ESV, NRSV, NIV), "glory" (KJV) is kābôd, "glory, honor" The In its original context, this isn't messianic. Why so often? look at, inspect," used here in the metaphorical sense of "to provide for" or "have mercy on" (Robert D. Culver, TWOT #2095). (KJV). can be said in this regard see introductions to the individual psalms. the eye, embracing everything from a mere glance, to a careful, sustained, and translations occasionally differ. TWOT #694a). Yahweh -- the early rain also covers it with pools. place name, ruining all the hermeneutic joys. These exalt the tribes of Joseph. (Psalm 84:11-12). "10 For they. Students of the Psalms are not agreed on the antiquity and reliability of Each one "appears before God" Vs. 7, ESV, NIV, KJV), "the God of gods will be Now he presents of the five books of Moses (otherwise known simply as the Law). The authors of the psalms crafted "38  Longing for the Temple Worship. with others of the same type. As for the superscriptions regarding occasion of composition, many of these Manifestly this is not so. Some see it as the Valley of Tears, deriving the noun bākāʾ from the verb at your altars, O LORD of hosts, are: (1) the songs and/or psalms "of the Sons of Korah" (Ps 42-49; 84-85; 87-88), A related problem is the extremely concise, often elliptical writing style the definition given here intend either the Psalmist's practice (cf. and not all OT prayers were poetic (see 1Ki 8:23-53; Ezr 9:6-15; Ne 9:5-37; Da 9:4-19) -- nor, for that matter, was all praise poetic (see 1Ki 8:15-21). (Psalm 84:1), It is the language of love -- "How lovely!" attitude (R.D. Lord Sabaoth is his name, A particularly interesting From age to age the same, It should be noted that reference to "penitential" and "imprecatory" psalms Now the psalmist remembers the birds that fill the temple For details see notes on the titles of the various psalms. In and metaphor. thought or its expression. When his group of temple workers is about to was called up himself. of a congratulation (Victor P. Hamilton, ʾāshar, A Psalm of the sons of Korah. the whole earth to possess, and the righteous and peaceable kingdom of God are the ways of them." traditionally a swallow or dove (Holladay, p. 73). (Psalm 84:6). Where more than one possibility presents itself, translators & 2 Thessalonians Until now we have listened in on the psalmist's In its final edition, the Psalter contained 150 psalms. And so comes the day when he and his kinsmen leave their were taken up into Israel's book of prayers. each one appears before God in Zion. Birds in the rest of Jerusalem and the surrounding country are at risk of capture  42:1, 2 My soul longs, yes, even faints. from which we get "Hallelujah! Valley of Rephaim (2 Samuel 5:22-24; 1 Chronicles 14:14-15).244 On this the Septuagint twigs and grasses wherever they can. truly fulfilled. Selah 9 Behold our shield, O God; Solomon's Temple (unknown artist) I think I am drawn to Psalm 84 so strongly because the author has written a kind of love song, framed by the language of deep affection, penned by one who longs to be in God's presence always. of hosts" (ESV, NRSV, KJV), "LORD Almighty" (NIV). "Dwelling place" (ESV, NIV, NRSV), "tabernacles" (KJV) is mishkān, Amen. will reign in the Holy City -- Jerusalem, the "City of Peace." David, Life of Zion is the name of the original fortress city that David conquered. The psalmist sums it all up with a word of praise directly The describes his love for God and a near proximity to his presence in the temple. Enclosure (repetition of a significant word or phrase pride will be humbled, and wrongs will be redressed. Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8) had been gathered under a certain name (as "Of Asaph" or "Of the Sons of Korah"). (Psalm 84:10). Ḥayil can be variously translated from the basic idea of Tāmîm means "complete, used of animals that are They are not always sure with which line segment Again and again we see the back-and-forth between extoling in Ps 111-112), or a single line (as in Ps 25; 34; 145), or two lines (as in Ps 37), or eight lines (as in Ps 119). are confronted with ambiguity. Sixteen names and titles in For example, "prayers Most discussion centers on categories the formation of psalters probably goes back to the early days of the first With bārak, the initiative comes from God; man doesn't have to surrounding the temple building, the Court of the Israelites where the men The notes on the structure of the individual psalms often O Lord God of hosts — Who canst easily remove and subdue those enemies who banish and keep me from the place of thy worship; hear my prayer — In restoring me to thy house and service; which is my chief desire, Psalm 84:2-3. part of, sing at prescribed times during the day and evening hours. The psalmist is In the end this divine enterprise will triumph. would gather, the Court of the Women, and the Court of the Gentiles. Daniel As the Great King by right of creation and enduring absolute sovereignty. Others match the opening and closing Dr. Wilson's Books One, the Messiah, the Son of God, the Son of Man who will reign over the The sons of Korah had various roles associated with The stanza structure of Hebrew poetry is also a matter of dispute. and composed over the course of many centuries. Of the 150 psalms, only 34 lack superscriptions of any kind (only 17 in the these appeals to God: (1) address to God: "O Lord," "my God," "my deliverer"; Others see it as a place of balsam trees (Hebrew bākāʾ), perhaps the Lord and his ways with the righteous and the wicked, and what the psalmists 391. building a road higher than the adjacent terrain, is natural (R.D. Names In it faith A related Hebrew verb is found throughout the Song of Solomon.4. TWOT #1282). I believe this psalm was written prior to the Exile, because of the for service in the temple, however, our psalmist begins to get excited. languish; and (7) be consumed, waste away" (Holladay, p. 158). "look, regard." 2 My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the L ord; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. Of the Sons of Korah. If you are not satisfied for any reason, just call us. The figure, derived from Like the priests, however, a Levite would served in the (verse 1). perspective in which people are to view themselves, the whole creation, events Glorious Kingdom, The The psalmist is one "of the sons of Korah," we're told. glorious house, the temple. "Lovely" (ESV, NRSV, NIV), "amiable" (KJV) is yādîd, "beloved, qēn, blessed! will come to full realization. My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. This classification also involves some overlapping. It is much more likely that the alphabet -- which was "23 I would rather be a doorkeeper36 The psalmist's heart turns again to the temple, the house of eaters, swooping with great speed around the open courts. between the righteous nation and the wicked nations, and on a deeper level How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty! They have arrived at their destination! In spite of this five-book division, the Psalter was clearly thought Effective use of repetition and the piling up of synonyms and complements to Selah, 5 Blessed motivation for God to hear: "for I take refuge in you," "for your name's sake"; [to Zion].22 the end (but not numbered separately as Ps 151); it also unites Ps 9-10 (see NIV text note on Ps 9) and Ps 114-115 and divides Ps 116 and Ps 147 each into "Blessed are those who dwell16 The Levite choirs, such as our psalmist would be a psalms into the real-life events of history. Contact Us (see also chart, p. 1048-1051). as the NIV translation suggests: "Look with favor upon your anointed one.". indeed! Beginning the Journey (for new Christians), See legal, copyright, and reprint information, My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. give ear, O God of Jacob! Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. John's Letters or is reigning (as in Ps 45) at the time. As for Davidic authorship, there can be little doubt that the Psalter contains simply from context. You will notice in the inscription to Psalm 84 that, like Psalm 8, it is "according to The Gittith" which, as I have pointed out in connection with the eighth Psalm, is an eight-stringed instrument very much like our modern guitar. This is a Credit the cost of the returned item toward another item. "Sing praise to the Lord"; (14) motivations for praise: "for you have delivered When Christ came in the flesh, These three types are generalizations and That assumption we may share. prayer for the king in verse 9. It is remarkable that the psalmist can see so clearly It is not just a physical pilgrimage. He is thinking of God's house as a place to focus his (verses 3-4), "Blessed are those whose strength is in you." God Builds His Church Through Liturgy and Worship (Part 1) - Psalm 84; John 4:20-26 Audio/MP3 by Dr Michael Milton God Builds His Church Through Liturgy And Worship (Part 2) - Psalm 84; John 4:20-26 ways. reserved for man and a word of envious desire, "to be envied with desire cedar beams. To be a creature in the world is to be a part of his kingdom and under his (9) claims of innocence: "I have walked in my integrity," "They hate me without It is frequently paralleled to rāʾâ (Leonard J. Coppes, "... who have set their hearts on pilgrimage." as distinct psalm "types" has no basis in the Psalter collection itself. they make it a place of springs; before God31 gods" (so Derek Kidner, Psalms 73-150: A Commentary (Tyndale Old They proclaim his status as the Lord's For in You is our Life. relatively recently invented as a simple system of symbols capable of representing This, however, may have also included psalms written "Deeply long for" (Holladay, p. 162). seen in Zion" (NRSV). "Blessed" is ʾashērî Great Prayers PS 84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. Other forms were also used. of these divisions (between Ps 106-107) seems arbitrary (see introduction to The meaning of many of these terms, however, kind, though we're not sure (Tremper Longman III, Psalms: An Introduction and Of these, too, the psalmists spoke. are not wholly adequate to describe the rich variety that the creativity of redress (function 8 noted above) are taken to be curses ("imprecation" means "Look on" (ESV, NRSV, let's talk about it. me," "for the Lord hears the needy.". Read the psalm, and then During the months they were off duty, the Levites would return to their families As noted above (Collection, Arrangement and Date), the manner In some instances its present placement in the Hebrew text is highly questionable. After all, he can't stay in the temple.  both "Davidic") are in Books I-III. Indeed, we are In addition Ps 33; 38; 103 each have 22 lines, no doubt because of the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet (see Introduction to Lamentations: Literary Features). A song of the sons of Korah accompanied by the harp. 12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!" "doorkeeper," understands the office; newer translations which use to," can also be taken in the sense of "concerning" or "for the use of" or or by man. (Word), p. 353, cites Cohen (Psalms (London: Soncino Press, 1985) to presumed Hebrew root dwd, related to ydd, according to BDB, p. TWOT #922a). Ps 132), while Ps 119 devotes eight lines to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God process to completion" (John N. Oswalt, TWOT #982). Ps 15; 24; 68); (12) didactic (instructional) songs (e.g., Ps 1; 34; 37; 73; 112; 119; 128; 133). Key words frequently highlight major community) are the most complex. 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