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2018 May 28

Image 1: The Lord is My Shepherd (1863)
Eastman Johnson (1824-1906)
Genre Art Style
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA
Image Source: Wikimedia


Image 2: Landscape with River (1778)
Jacob Philipp Hackert (1737-1807)
Classicism Style
Szepmuveszeti Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


Image 3: Castilian Mountain Shepherd (1868)
Henri Regnault (1843-1871)
Academic Style
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Pau, Pau, France
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The three paintings above illustrate three aspects of today's Psalm: (1). A man who, like David, has been shepherded by the LORD in difficult and dire circumstances; (2). The pastures beside still waters; (3). And the protection of the shepherd in a life-threatening spot (which, in the Psalm, is called the valley of the shadow of death). ]


[ 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 23, David speaks of the LORD as his shepherd.
     David begins with an expression of over-arching blessing: he shall not want because the LORD is his shepherd. He then states the specifics of the LORD's supply (1).
     The LORD causes him to lie down in green pastures, and restores his soul by leading him in the paths of righteousness (2-3).
     David does not fear anything, even death, because God is with him and comforts him (4).
     The LORD prepares a table for him in the presence of his enemies. In other words, while they are raging, he is it peace enjoying a meal in communion with his LORD. And the LORD anoints his head with oil, soothing and healing him. His cup runs over. So surely goodness and mercy will follow him all the days of his life; and he will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Instead of "dwell" some commentators prefer the rendering "return" in the sense of "go to dwell." The idea, in that case, would be a journey from the pasture to find rest and lodging in the house of the Lord (5-6).

     [ Sermons: Eric Alexander. 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].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[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.

[1] Genesis 48:15; Genesis 49:24; Psalm 119:176; Psalm 78:52; Psalm 80:1; Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 63:11; Ezekiel 34; Micah 7:14.
[4] Psalm 107:10; Job 10:21-22; Psalm 107:10; Jeremiah 2:6; Isaiah 9:2; Job 16:16.
[5] Proverbs 9:2; Isaiah 21:5; Job 36:16; Isaiah 25:6; Psalm 11:6; Psalm 16:5.
     -- 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 23 - #1. Psalm 23 - #2. Psalm 23 - #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. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


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 Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Psalm Detailed Outline


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.

PSALMS 1-41.
1016 - 539 B.C. Israel
God is Against the Wicked

Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd.

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

A Psalm of David. *.

The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever [for length of days].

* 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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