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2018 July 20
The Battle of Legnano (1870)
Amos Cassioli (1832-1891)
Palazzo Pitti, Galleria dell'Arte Moderna, Florence, Italy
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: The painting above depicts the kind of devastation, confusion, and wholesale slaughter which one might imagine from the Psalm's description of God's acts against Israel's enemies. ]
[ 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 76, the Psalmist recounts the glories and the powers of God, the divine warrior.
The Psalmist begins his Psalm by stating that God's fame is great among his people because it was among his people that he destroyed all the implements of war and defeated their enemy. This may refer to the defeat of Sennacherib in the time of Hezekiah (1-3).
The Psalmist then gives details about the glories and the accomplishments of God. He spoiled and destroyed the stouthearted; none of them could lift a hand against him. At the rebuke of God, chariots and horses were cast into a dead sleep. God alone is to be feared because no one can stand against him when he is angry. He sent judgment form heaven; the earth feared and became quiet when God arose to save the meek (4-9).
Surely the wrath of man praises God; and the rest of wrath God restrains. So the Psalmist advises us to make vows to God, to keep them, and to bring presents to him who ought to be feared, because God shall cut off the spirit of princes; and he is terrifying to the kings of the earth (10-12).
[ Sermons: J Ligon Duncan III. Various. ]
Bible 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.]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 76: 2 Kings 19. Isaiah 37. Psalm 46. ]
 Psalm 114:1-2.
 Genesis 14:18; Psalm 10:9; Jeremiah 25:38; Psalm 104:22; Amos 3:4.
 Psalm 14:5; Song of Solomon 8:6; Psalm 7:13; Psalm 91:5-6; Habakkuk 3:5; Hosea 2:18; Psalm 46:9.
 Joshua 8:20; Exodus 14:31; Deuteronomy 32:36.
 Judges 4:21; Isaiah 43:17.
 Joel 3:13; Isaiah 18:5; Revelation 14:17.
-- 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 76 - #1. Psalm 76 - #2. Psalm 76 - #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 THREE OF FIVE:
1002 - 404 B.C. Israel
God is the Protector of Israel
God has power over armies.
Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.
In Judah is God known:
his name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle,
and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There brake he
the arrows of the bow,
and the sword,
and the battle.
4 Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted [mighty of heart] are spoiled,
they have slept their sleep:
and none of the men of might have found their hands.
6 At thy rebuke,
O God of Jacob,
both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
7 Thou, even thou,
art to be feared:
and who may stand in thy sight
when once thou art angry?
8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven;
the earth feared,
and was still,
9 When God arose to judgment,
to save all the meek of the earth.
10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee:
the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
unto the LORD your God:
let all that be round about him
unto him that ought to be feared.
12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes:
he is terrible to the kings of the earth.
* 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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