Classification of the Psalms (Biblical)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Students of the Psalms have attempted to categorize them by content, literary type, and cultic usage. Though each of these methods has its value, an approach to the Psalms through the concept of the covenant correlates both the general theological stance of the Psalter and the variety exhibited by the individual psalms.

Classification by Content

A traditional method of classifying the Psalms has been by content or subject matter; this method has great appeal when the chief aim of the student...


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