Tag: Psalms

The Crucifixion (Psalm 22:1-18)

The Crucifixion (Psalm 22:1-18)

Psalm 22, traditionally thought to be by King David, is a heartrending prayer for relief from suffering. From the gospels, however, we learn that the psalm is also a coded reference to the crucifixion of Christ. There are a number of reasons why this is. Firstly, St John’s gospel says that while Christ was being … Continue reading The Crucifixion (Psalm 22:1-18)

The Psalms of David (Psalm 45:1-17)

The Psalms of David (Psalm 45:1-17)

The 150 psalms are a collection of religious songs that were originally used in the Temple worship of Israel. They include hymns, prayers, thanksgiving songs and royal anthems. Many of the Psalms are credited to King David, although there may well have been many other writers and editors. For example, a number are also said to … Continue reading The Psalms of David (Psalm 45:1-17)