Structure of the Book of Psalms (Biblical)

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

The Psalms are organized in five books. The general organization of the book of Psalms reflects the growth of the collection in several stages. The superscriptions of many psalms contain information relevant to their collection, as well as their performance.

Divisions within the Book of Psalms

The present book of Psalms is divided into five books, probably intended to correspond to the five books of the Pentateuch, or law of Moses. The divisions are: Book I, Psalms 141; Book II, Psalms 4272; Book...


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