Psalm 73 (Masoretic numbering, psalm 72 in Greek numbering) of the Book of Psalms is one of the "Psalms of Asaph"; it has been categorized as one of the Wisdom Psalms". In the opinion of Walter Brueggemann (1984), "in the canonical structuring of the Psalter, Psalm 73 stands at its center in a crucial role. Even if the Psalm is not literarily in the center, I propose that it is centrao theologically as well as canonically" It was the favourite psalm of Martin Buber, who said about it: "What is it that so draws me to this poem that is pieced together out of description, report and confession, and draws me ever more strongly the older I become? I think it is this, that here a person reports how he attained to the true sense of his life experience and that this sense touches directly on the eternal."
- The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary, Robert Alter. New York & London; W.W. Norton & Company, 2007, pp 252–256
- W. Brueggemann, Message of the Psalms (1984).
- J. Clinton McCann, Jr., A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms: The Psalms as Torah, Abingdon Press, 2011, 144.
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