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Psalms

A study of the Psalms based upon the Liturgy of the Hours including canticles from outside the Book of Psalms


Jer 31:10-14: God Gathers Scattered Israel

July 12, 2018

In this study, we examine the historical and cultural setting of God's promise to gather and prosper Israel in Jer 31:10-14.  We chose this particular section of scripture because it is the second psalm in the Morning Office of the first Thursday of the four week Psalter.  The first half concludes with a discussion of sections of scripture that can make us uncomfortable about God such as killing 185,000 Assyrians as they are getting ready to attack Jerusalem.


Psalm 48: God Delivers Zion

July 19, 2018

This study examined Psalm 48 as a response to God's miraculous deliverance of Jerusalem from the overwhelmingly superior Assyrian army.  We spent some time addressing how God's perspective on physical life and death may be different from ours as well as the different understandings of love and hate between Hebrew and Christian thought.  We touch briefly upon the geography of Jerusalem and some of the common metaphors used in this psalm.




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