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2018 May 19
Ugolino and His Sons (1865-1867)
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: Among other things, in the Psalm below, the wicked are described (figuratively) as cannibalistic towards God's people. Today's image is of a starving father who is horrified by his thoughts of cannibalism which arise in his heart toward his own children. It is a horror that should be shared, but is not, by those who afflict the people of God. ]
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: In Psalm 14, David describes the nature of those who are morally foolish. The Psalm would fit the time of the Exile when Israel was in bondage to a godless nation, except for the fact that it was apparently written by David, according to the superscription. But the reference to captivity would also apply to a time of persecution and danger for God's people such as those by Saul or by Absalom, both of whom troubled Israel during their time of rule. Among other things, in the Psalm below, the wicked are described (figuratively) as cannibalistic towards God's people. Today's image is of a starving father who is horrified by his thoughts of cannibalism which arise in his heart toward his own children. It is a horror that should be shared, but is not, by those who afflict the people of God.
David begins with a description of the fool: "The fool has said in his heart, There is no God." This last phrase can be translated, "has said in his heart, No God," or by implication, "No God (or gods) to me." And, depending on the derivation of "no" ('ayin), the phrase could be translated "Where (is) God." In all of these translations, the underlying idea is that a fool rejects God, whether he believes in him or not. The result is corruption, abominable works, and an absence of worthy behavior (1).
In confirmation of this assessment, God looked down from heaven to see if there were any who had understanding or who did good. He found none. All of them had turned aside, and had become filthy. None did good. No, not one (2-3).
This lack of goodness manifested itself by the way they treated God and God's people. They figuratively "ate" God's people like bread. They refused to call on God. In spite of their self confidence, they (meaning the enemies of God and of his people) were in great fear (or fearful alarm) when they realized (by some demonstration of favor) that God is among those who are righteous (4-5).
Then, addressing the wicked directly, David tells them that they have shamed (or scorned) the counsel of the poor because the poor consider the LORD to be their refuge (6).
Nevertheless, David reasserts his confidence in the LORD by praying for deliverance and by noting that when the LORD delivers his people they will rejoice and be glad (7).
[ Sermons: Stuart Olyott. William Still. Various. ]
Bile Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation
[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].
[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]
[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]
PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.
[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 14: Psalm 53:1-6. 1 Samuel 19-31. ]
 Song of Solomon 6:10.
 Romans 3:13-18.
 Micah 3:3-4; Jeremiah 10:25.
 Isaiah 40:9-10; Psalm 85:1; Psalm 126:1; Hosea 6:2; Joel 3:1; Job 42:10.
-- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Psalm 14 - #1. Psalm 14 - #2. Psalm 14 - #3. Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible
Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)
HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
Psalm Detailed Outline
(SONGS FOR COVENANT WORSHIP)
Deliverance from Sinners and from Sin
Nearly all the Psalms (except Psalm 90) were written during the 612 year period
from the time of David around 1016 B. C. to the close of the Canon in about 404 B. C.
Psalm 90, according to its superscription, was written by Moses; this may have been around 1406 B. C.
BOOK ONE OF FIVE:
1016 - 539 B.C. Israel
God is Against the Wicked
No one does good, not even one.
Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.
The fool hath said in his heart,
There is no God.
They are corrupt,
they have done abominable works,
there is none that doeth good.
2 The LORD looked down from heaven
upon the children of men,
to see if there were any that did understand,
and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside,
they are all together become filthy:
there is none that doeth good,
4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge?
who eat up my people as they eat bread,
and call not upon the LORD.
5 There were they in great fear [they have feared a fear]:
for God is in the generation of the righteous.
7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion!
when the LORD bringeth back the captiviy of his people,
Jacob shall rejoice,
and Israel shall be glad.
* NOTE: On Opening and Closing Comments in the Psalms.
[Some commentators take the Psalm in Habakkuk 3 to be a standard model for the Psalms.
Habakkuk's Psalm begins with the name of the composer (Habakkuk) and a musical notation ("upon Shigionoth").
It closes with a dedication or a "send to" notice ("To the chief singer on my stringed instruments").
I have arranged similar material, where it is found in the Psalter, in accord with the model in Habakkuk.]
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