Class Notes on Sacred History
Volume II: First Samuel through Nehemiah.
J. W. McGarvey (1893)
Table of Contents
I. THE TITLE.
1. In the Hebrew, "Praises".
2. In the Septuagint, Psalms: that is, Poems to Be Sung.
3. In English, Often Called "The Psalter".
II. DIVISIONS OF THE BOOK.
1. Five Separate Collections, Each Ending with a Doxology.
First Collection, Ps. 1:1-41:13.
Second Collection, Ps. 42:1-72:20.
Third Collection, Ps. 73:1-89:52.
Fourth Collection, Ps. 90:1-106:48.
Fifth Collection, Ps. 107:1-150:6.
1. Two Sources of Information.
2. The Inscriptions.
3. The Contents.
IV. THEIR VALUE.
1. Hymn Book of the Jews and of Early Christians.
2. Basis of Many of Our Modern Hymns.
3. They Show the Best Effects of Jewish Law and History on the
Hearts of Good Men.
4. The Study of Them Promotes Devotion.
5. By Their Variety of Occasion and Sentiment They Are Adapted to
Edification in All Conditions of Life.
6. Defective in Sentiment: As a Enemies:
7. Their Inspiration.