Commentary on the Old Testament Volume 5

Commentary on the Old Testament Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...does not denote authorship in the other ten Korahite psalms. De Wette insists that lamed, in the Korahite psalms denotes authorship, though he says, "In strict propriety tie titb should have ascribed the psalm to one of the Korahites only." Besides, Asaph, also, is a family name, running through many generations: yet the prefixed lamed stands in twelve Asaphie psalms, where the signification of authorship is not questioned. In the two examples, therefore, cited from Psalm Ixxxviii, the claims to the sense of authorship are precisely equal; but as they cannot both be admitted, one of them must take the sense of to or for. This is what we claim for the title of Psalm Ixxii. One of the American editors of Dr. Moll, (Introd. to Lange's Com. on Psalms, ) says, "Lamed before the proper names in the titles does not always indicate strictly the authorship, but properly relationship and dependence." Our Knglish translators concede the same, by placing the optional reading "of" and "for" in the margin of the Korahite and Asaphie psalms. In agreement with the foregoing, the Septuagiut, contrary to its usual sign of authorship, and in an age when Jewish (especially Alexandrian) writers were becoming critical, has, in Psalm ixxii, etr ZaAufiui', Jul. or con. cerning Solomon; Vulgate, in Salomonem; and Do Wetto again says, "This psalm f lxxii can be reforred to Solomon only as the subject." To the foregoing we must add the authority of the subscript, (verse 20, ) in favor of Davidic authorship. It is objected to this, however, that ver. 20 was added by the compiler of this second book of the Hebrew Psalter, (which ends with this psalm.) or by Ezra, (who gave to the Psalter its final revision, ) as a subscript more

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