Poetical Books Test 2

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34

number of Psalms with no inscriptions

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52

number of Psalms with simple inscriptions

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14

number of Psalms with historical inscriptions

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4

number of Psalms with an inscription denoting the purpose of the Psalm

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Psalm 90

oldest Psalm, written by Moses

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1450-1406 B.C.

approximate dates for the oldest Psalm

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Moses

author of the oldest Psalm

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Psalm 137

latest (last) Psalm

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mentions Babylonian Captivity

how we know Psalm 137 is the latest Psalm

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1000

approximate number of years over which the Psalms were written

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True

True/False: Most psalms do not follow a successive chronological or logical theme

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during/shortly after time of David

When did most of the arrangement of the Psalms occur?

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Ezra

scribe credited with much of the current arrangement of the Psalms

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Solomon

man who "sought out" and set in order many Proverbs, and likely had a part in organizing the Psalms of his father

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5

number of sections in the book of Psalms

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Psalms 1-41

Book 1

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Davidic, Solomon

Book 1 of Psalms has Psalms that are _____________ and collected by ______________.

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Psalms 42-72

Book 2

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Davidic, Korahite Levites

Book 2 of Psalms contains psalms that are mostly _______________ and collected by the ____________________.

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Psalms 73-89

Book 3

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Asaph, Hezekiah

Book 3 of Psalms contains Psalms that are mostly written by ____________ and collected by _________________.

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Psalms 90-106

Book 4

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anonymous/orphan, Ezra, Nehemiah

Book 4 of the Psalms contains mostly __________/ ___________ psalms and are collected by ___________ and __________________.

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Psalms 107-150

Book 5

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Ezra, Nehemiah

Book 5 of the Psalms has some Davidic Psalms and some anonymous Psalms, and was collected by _____________ and _______________.

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doxology

What does each of the five books in Psalms end with?

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I glorify

What does the root of the word doxology, doxosos, mean?

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Midrash/Midrashim

system of Jewish commentaries

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Pentateuch

In one Jewish Midrash, the five books of Psalms are compared to the _________________

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congregation, Jehovah

It is said that the book of Psalms is a five-fold book of the _________________ to _______________, as the law is a five-fold book of Jehovah to the congregation

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Genesis

Pentateuch book that speaks of man

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Numbers

Pentateuch book that speaks of unrest and wandering which will cease, and gives us Moses' prayer

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Exodus

Pentateuch book which speaks of deliverance

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Leviticus

Pentateuch book that speaks of the sanctuary

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Deuteronomy

Pentateuch book which speaks of thanksgiving for Divine faithfulness and the Word of the Lord

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Messianic psalms, royal psalms, passion psalms, psalms of ascent, imprecatory psalms, hallelujah psalms

six special categories of Psalms

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humiliation and exaltation of messiah, sorrows and eventual deliverance of Israel, future blessings on all nations through Israel's reigning Messiah

three themes of Messianic Psalms

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Royal Psalms

category of Psalms that overlaps with Messianic

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Messianic Psalms

category of psalms that referenced real events but their ultimate fulfillment was in Christ

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anointed king

theme of Royal Psalms

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Pilgrim Psalms, Song of Degrees

other names for Psalms of Ascent

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Songs sung on the way to Jerusalem

What were Psalms of Ascent?

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rehearse and remember the things God had done

purpose of Psalms of Ascent

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each psalm was to be sung on the corresponding stair up to Solomon's Temple

alternate interpretation of the purpose of the Psalms of Ascent

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5

number of psalms of ascent ascribed to an author other than David

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Imprecatory Psalms

category of Psalms which was a prayer for God's judgment to fall on someone or evil

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love your enemies, God loves everybody

Give some objections towards Imprecatory Psalms

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False

True/False: David's imprecatory psalms were personal in nature.

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He judges sin

Imprecatory Psalms are consistent with God's nature in what way?

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God's

David prayed imprecatory psalms for whose glory?

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True

True/False: Some imprecatory psalms have prophetic passages within them.

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Hallel

Hebrew word for "praise"

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Praise the Lord

literal translation of "Hallelujah"

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one specific event or topic

The Hallelujah psalms were psalms of particular praise that focused on :

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119

longest psalm

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117

shortest psalm

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orphan psalms

term for psalms with no titles or ascribed authors

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  1. music book/hymnal 2. public worship of Israel 3. private prayer and worship

three general usages of Psalms

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mizmor

type of musical song to be sung to a musical accompaniment

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shir

means "song", could be played with instruments or sung

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1/3

fraction of the psalms that are labeled as orphan psalms

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mizmor

type of musical psalm that makes up 1/3 of the total psalms

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57

total number of psalms labeled "mizmor"

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30

total number of psalms labeled "shir"

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Maskil

contemplative poem for instruction

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13

total number of psalms labeled "maskil"

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Tephillah

prayer psalms

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psalm to be sung to musical accompaniment

mizmor

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prayer psalms

Tephillah

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Mikhtam

psalm that was a song for atonement

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6

total number of Mikhtam in the psalms

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Tehillah

psalms that were a song of praise

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songs of praise

Tehillah

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a wandering song

Shiggayon

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1

number of Shiggayon in Psalms

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Shiggayon

a wandering song

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55

number of psalms addressed to the chief musician

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Neginoth

musical term used in the Psalms meaning "with stringed instruments"

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Neginat

musical term meaning "with stringed instrument" (singular)

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Sheminith

musical term denoting a song should be played with an 8 stringed lute

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Alamoth

musical term denoting the psalm was to be sung by women

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Nehiloth

musical term meaning the psalm was to played by a wind instrument

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Mahalath

musical term denoting it was a psalm of grief

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Shir Hamma aloth

Hebrew phrase meaning "a song of ascents"

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