Psalm 33

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Psalm 33 is the 33rd psalm from the Book of Psalms.

In the International Critical Commentary series, Charles and Emilie Briggs described it as follows: "Ps. 33 is a song of praise. (1) A call to worship in the temple with song, music, and shouting (v.1-3), because of the righteousness and kindness of Yahweh (v.4-5). (2) All mankind are called to fear Yahweh, the creator of all things, and disposer of all nations (v.6-10). (3) Yahweh from His heavenly throne inspects all mankind (v.13-15); and victory is not due to armies or warriors (v.16-17). (4) He delivereth those who fear Him (v.18-19); therefore his people long for Him, are glad in him, and trust in His name for victory (v.20-22). A gloss praises the plans of Yahweh as everlastingly secure, and also the happiness of His people (v.11-12)."[1]

Psalm 33 does not contain an ascription to any particular author in the Hebrew text, though the Greek Septuagint ascribes it to David.[2] The Briggses suggest that it dates to the time of the Maccabees.[3]

Uses[edit]

Judaism[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Augustus Briggs; Emilie Grace Briggs (1960) [1906]. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms. International Critical Commentary. 1. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. p. 284-5.
  2. ^ Charles Augustus Briggs; Emilie Grace Briggs (1960) [1906]. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms. International Critical Commentary. 1. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. p. 286.
  3. ^ Charles Augustus Briggs; Emilie Grace Briggs (1960) [1906]. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms. International Critical Commentary. 1. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. p. 286.
  4. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 386
  5. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 770
  6. ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 329
  7. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 405
  8. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 66
  9. ^ The Complete Artscroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah page 111
  10. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 64
  11. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 137
  12. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 265

Sources[edit]

  • Nosson Scherman, The Complete Artscroll Siddur (1984), Mesorah Publications, ISBN 978-0899066509.