Monthly Archives: January 2013

‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (1)

‘Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long,’ says the writer in Psalm 119:97. C.S.Lewis, in his book, ‘Reflections on the Psalms’, makes two points (among others) about Psalm 119, the great acrostic in the … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (1) ‘Aleph’ (verses 1-8)

Aleph Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart. They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways. … Continue reading

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Some features of Hebrew poetry in Psalms (2)

Acrosticism: Psalm 119 is the great example of this – (verses 1-8 begin with aleph) (verses 9-16 begin with beth) and so on through all twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Psalms 9, 34, 37 also take this form.

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“My hope is in you…” (3)

‘But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.’  Psalm 39:7 Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard … Continue reading

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