Feb 2, 1997

Psalms

The Books of Poetry: Psalms

We’re taking a bird’s-eye view of this holy Book -- “holy” because it says in its pages that it is “God-breathed.”  That is, He hand-picked 40 authors from many walks of life, spanning some 1,600 years, to capture in words what He wants us to know about Himself, the universe, time and eternity, and His master plan for people everywhere.

The 39 books of the O.T. were written mostly in Hebrew.  They start with creation, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, on through Noah and the flood, Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt through the Red Sea, past Mt. Sinai where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments (not the 10 Suggestions!), and concluding with the Jews crossing the Jordan River and occupying Canaan, the Promised Land.