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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in Psalms 49-50

Psa 49.1-20 is another psalm written by the sons of Korah. They recognized that monetary greed is the root of evil and in their final psalm they talk about the relationship between man’s material possessions and man’s spiritual mission and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 46-48

Psa 46.1-11 is another psalm by the sons of Korah. Some scholars believe it was written after the death of their father and they were saved. This psalm is also prophetic of when Israel would be threatened by armies and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 44-45

Psa 44.1-26 is the third psalm by the sons of Korah and it is a description of how Yehovah allowed Israel to conquer the land. It also shows Israel’s suffering and the non-Jews coming into the faith. This concept is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 41-43

Psa 41.1-13 is the last of a series of psalms that deal with David, his sins and the affliction they caused. In addition, it is the last psalm of Book 1. Remember, the Book of Psalms is divided into five

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 38-40

Psa 38.1-8 begins with David asking God not to rebuke him in his wrath and displeasure, nor chasten him in his rage. God’s “arrows” (sharp, heavy afflictions) have sunk deep in him, and God’s “hand” upon him weighs him down.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 34-37

Psa 34.1-22 has the heading, ” To David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed.” David was fleeing from Saul and David went to the Philistine city of Gath, but could not find safety

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 31-33

Psa 31.1-24 was written by David while he was fleeing from Saul, according to some scholars. The heading reads, “For the Conductor (of the Levitical choir), a Song of David.” The author of Psa 71 quotes the first three verses

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 27-30

Psa 27.1-14 is very eschatological in the Sowd level. It is recited for thirty days (the month of Elul) leading up to the “Days of Awe” (Yamin Noraim which are the ten days between Rosh Ha Shanah and Yom Kippur

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 24-26

Psa 24.1-10 is a psalm about the true worshiper (John 4.21-24). It starts out with “Of David, A Song” and it is a coronation psalm, along with Psa 2, 45, 47 and 48. It is one of the psalms recited

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalm 23

Now we come to one of the most popular portions of Scripture, Psalm 23.1-6. David recalls his life as a shepherd during one of his trials and Jewish scholars believe he wrote this when he was a fugitive from King

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 21-22

Psa 21.1-13 is not only about David, but it is also messianic, as are many of the psalms. Remember, we must look at these psalms from the Peshat (literal, simple), Remez (alluded to, hint), Drash (explore, ask) and Sowd (secret,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 19-20

Psa 19.1-14 tells us about how precise and flawless the heavens are, which are a manifestation of the wisdom and power of God. However, they are not the ultimate source of revelation. The study of God’s word in the Scriptures

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 14-18

Psalm 14.1-7 begins with the heading, “For the Conductor; of David” meaning a psalm of David. The fool (one who acts contrary to reason) says in his heart “There is no God” (for me). The word “fool” here is the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 8-13

Psa 8.1-9 tells us that David refers to the glory of God in creation and things that display his glory and alludes to the Messianic Kingdom. The headings says, “For the Conductor (of the Levitical orchestra/choir) on the Gittit. A

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Tanak foundations-Concepts in Psalms 3-7

Psa 3.1-8 is a “Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.” Now, right off we have a concept that we need to bring out. The heading in non-Jewish Bibles that introduce this psalm just quoted here is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Psalms 1-2

We are going to begin a conceptual study in the Book of Psalms, called “Tehillim” in Hebrew. These are also called “hymns” and “praises” (Matt 26.30). This collection of songs was inspired by the Ruach Ha Kodesh, with several authors

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Job-Conclusion

In Job 39.1-30 Yehovah speaks of the animals cut off from the care of man, but are cared for by Yehovah, like mountain goats, wild donkeys and the wild ox. Does Job know when they give birth? No, but it

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Job-Part 9

Job 34.1-37 tells us that after a pause to see if Job would make a reply, Elihu continued by saying, “Hear my words, you wise men.” He is either talking to some bystanders because he has already voiced his displeasure

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Job-Part 8

Job 30.1-31 begins by telling us that Job believes he has lost all of the respect he had just talked about in Chapter 29, and he also discusses his overall unhappy situation that he finds himself in. He says these

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Job-Part 7

Job 24.1-25 tells us that Job continues his answer to Eliphaz. He points out that the wicked prosper and judgment does not seem to come upon them. Job is going to give examples of evil that seem to go unpunished,

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