Monthly Archives: March 2008

A Literary and Exegetical Study of Psalm 42 & 43, Part V

A Concise Interpretation of Psalm 42 & 43 Psalm 42-43 is a lament.[1] The psalmist[2] mourns because he cannot worship his Savior and God (42:5,11; 43:5) in Jerusalem. It seems–though the text is silent–that he has been forced away from … Continue reading

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Quote, Edwards on the Sabbath

It is the mind and will of God, that the first day of the week should be especially set apart among Christians, for religious exercises and duties. . . . This is a doctrine that we have been generally brought … Continue reading

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A Literary and Exegetical Study of Psalm 42 & 43, Part IV

Figures of Speech The reader, thus far, has only been exposed to a limited amount of literary styles due to the limitation of this paper. In one sense, this reveals the breadth and depth of Biblical revelation. Furthermore, it is … Continue reading

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I am an uncle…

It has been a long day. My wife and I traveled to visit my sister early this morning. At 11AM this morning my sister bore a healthy little boy. We will be here this evening and leave early Saturday, and … Continue reading

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The Beauty of the Psalter

David Koyzis, author of Political Visions and Illusions, has updated his Genevan Psalter page. The website contains metrical psalms with the proper melodies from the Genevan Psalter and other beautiful hymns versified by David. In preparation for my sermon on … Continue reading

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A Literary and Exegetical Study of Psalm 42 & 43, Part III

                                Parallelism Professor Tremper Longman notes that “the single most common characteristic of Hebrew poetry is repetition, usually called parallelism.”[1] In its simplest form, parallelism is when two lines say the same thing … Continue reading

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A Literary and Exegetical Study of Psalm 42 & 43, Part II

                                 Strophic Structure Since much of Hebrew poetry is hymnody, strophic structures are bound to occur with great frequency. A strophic structure is when a series of verses often in paralleled structures … Continue reading

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A Literary and Exegetical Study of Psalm 42 & 43, Part I

The Psalter is at the heart of Biblical Christianity. It enlivens the soul and gives greater fullness to Biblical Revelation. It is impossible to conceive of special revelation apart from the Songs of Zion.[1] Furthermore, in the words of Professor … Continue reading

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He is Risen Indeed!

The Lenten Season has been a refreshing time. Far from an indolent period, it has been very productive in many respects. A few updates are in order. First, I have concluded my academic requirements for RTS leaving me with a … Continue reading

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