Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The laments of psalms 88-89

I have reached 90% in my glossary showing me what I have done and revealing mistakes and unnecessary inconsistencies and am slowing just a little since I see some things I want to change as I go through. (But I have to finish before Thursday when my wife returns from an 8 day youth orchestra trip).

One thing I noticed in psalm 89. It divides at verse 19 and 38 into three pieces that allow my tables of keywords to be seen if you shrink the type on a narrow screen or widen the screen.

Psalms 88 and 89 are very striking laments. Psalm 89:38 (Hebrew 39) contains the verb 'pass over', the same verb used repeatedly in Exodus, surely a deliberate move on the part of the poet.