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Altaschith (Hebrew al tashkhet) is a Hebrew phrase meaning "do not destroy". It was used in the titles of Psalms 57, 58, 59, and 75. Scholars have not reached agreement about its meaning, but it may have been a reference to an ancient song whose tune was to be used in singing the Psalms.[1]


  1. ^ James D. G. Dunn (19 November 2003). Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. p. 401. ISBN 978-0-8028-3711-0.