Scott's Notes on the Psalms Introduction Of the author of this psalm nothing is certainly known. This language may refer in general to the Book of Psalms, called from their chief author, the Psalms of David; or it may mean that David was the author of this particular psalm. Either supposition would meet all that is demanded by the quotation in the Epistle to the Hebrews. There is, however, no improbability in the supposition that the psalm was written by David, as he doubtless composed many songs to which his name was not attached.
Tell your story of his help every day. He will judge the peoples fairly. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness. The majority of the variants are based on the comparisons to 1 Chronicles While there are manuscripts that also support the Chronicles account, it is unlikely that these variants are original to the psalm since they match a historical document that was written long afterward.
Also supportive of this position is the information available from Qumran discoveries. Flint has done extensive research on the scrolls that house psalm fragments.
His analysis concluded that no variants exist between the Qumran versions of Psalm 96 and the one found in the MT. It is more appropriate to study the variants in order to understand why the chronicler varied from the psalm instead of the why the psalm is different than the 1 Chronicle account.
However, the review of the variants is interesting when considering how the written language may have changed over time or how the context of the current use of the psalm influences the rendering in later documents. Therefore, a chart summarizing all the textual variants is provided below along with a brief explanation of its relevance to the translation.
Please note that variants where words or phrases 1 Marvin E.
Tate, Word Biblical Commentary: Watts, and Ralph P. Thomas Nelson, Brill, Flint has a complete analysis on all psalms in the scrolls.
The most relevant to study of Psalm 96 is found in the 1QPsa fragment of Cave 1. Psalm 96 Variant Source Note Title: Many English translations English: When the include a title, but they are house is built after not representative of the the captivity a song LXX version.
Lexham Press,Ps Also potentially an intentional change to reflect the prior sentence in LXX. Either explanation would be better served as a textual analysis of the LXX, not this Psalm. The psalmist is directing the audience.
The analysis is more applicable to 1 Chr 16 than Ps More interesting is the versification choices of the MT.
Possible this would be better served as part of the previous verse. Historical — Cultural The critical apparatus of the MT makes it easy to draw a link between this psalm and the song of praise in 1 Chronicles The chronicler sandwiches his rendition of Psalm 96 between components of Psalms and Is it a song of Asaph, first presented in Chronicles?
Or, is it a historical account of the celebration using this and other psalms that existed previously? However, there is no title in the MT to support authorship and therefore we must resort to other means. An Introduction and Commentary Nottingham, England: IVP Academic, Hassell Bullock, Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction.
Baker Academic, The psalms credited to Asaph are Pss 50, A call to all people to praise God. () God's government and judgment. () Commentary on Psalm (Read Psalm ) When Christ finished his work on earth, and was received into his glory in heaven, the church began to sing a new song unto him, and to bless his name.
2 Psalms 15, 19, 50, 78, , have elements of praise and wisdom; Psalms 16, 67 have elements of praise and gratitude (i.e. Psalm 67 is also a reference to the conditions of the Abrahamic covenant); Psalm 44 has elements of the royal psalm, wisdom and praise; Psalm seems to have elements of praise, wisdom & lament (i.e.
Indeed, Psalm invites all humankind to “ascribe” strength and glory to the Lord and to offer in his courts worship that is appropriate for the sovereign God. Psalm , with its testimony of God’s rule over the earth (see also verse 10, “The Lord reigns!”), is part of a grouping of psalms that focus on the reign of God (see Psalms 93, ).
Jan 19, · Interestingly, parts of this song are found in the Psalter: vv 8–22 are repeated in Psalm –15, vv 23–33 are found in Psalm –13a, and vv 35–36 appear in Psalm – their praise is particularly grand. Psalm 96 describes a growing crescendo of worship. First, God’s people are called to sing His praises, not just among themselves, but also to tell of His glory among the nations ().
Then the nations are called on to ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name (). 7 Praise the Lord, all nations on earth; praise the Lord ’s glory and power. 8 Praise the glory of the Lord ’s name. Bring an offering and come into his Temple courtyards. 9 Worship the Lord because he is holy.
Tremble before him, everyone on earth. 10 Tell the nations, “The Lord is king.” The earth is set, and it cannot be moved.