A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms Volume 2
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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... the time when Israel was exposed to peril from enemies, and when the musical service of the temple was in full operation; therefore probably in the late Greek period. The language is not late: Jvjh v.4 as 9"; v.8 depends possibly on Is. 55'-'; v.' is related to 4911 73," but is a gl. Str. I. A syn. tetrastich and a syn. couplet.--2-4. It is good pleasant, delightful, --to give thanks to make melody, terms usual in public worship in the temple, cf. 332 1051"21061 ioy1-8-U-2IM n8l- 136'. The theme is Yahweh Thy name'Elyon, cf 18TM 135s; Thy kindness Thy faithfulness, the pair of divine attributes usually associated in such songs, --in the morning in the dark night implying public worship in the temple at night, cf. 1341, as well as in the morning, and indeed not only with vocal music, but with instruments as well, --with a ten-stringed harp), as (r), cf. 33! 144', and with melody on the lyre, cf. 813. $(, followed by EV, interprets the word meaning "ten-stringed: as another instrument than the harp. g also interprets " melody " as song accompanying the lyre, and so PBV. as a separate "loud instrument," but all this is improbable.--5. A glossator inserts a reason here, which the original reserves for the subsequent Strs., --For Thou hast made me glad ll / shall ring out praise), the theme of which was some deliverance just wrought, probably in the Maccabean times.--Thy deed the works of Thy hands, cf. 28" 77" 9o16. Str. II. Two syn. couplets and a synth. one.--6. How great), exclamation of wonder and praise How very deep), for the exclamation is continued in the syn. line, which is not a mere statement of fact, as EV The works of Yahweh are wonderfully great, in intensity rather than in number, .
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