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2018 May 13

God Inviting Christ to Sit on the Throne at His Right Hand (1645)
Pieter de Grebber (c. 1600 - 1652/3)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, Netherlands
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Verse five of today"s chapter praises God for crowning man with glory and honor. This is epitomized in the glorification of Christ, depicted above. ]


[ 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 8, David praises the excellency and power of God which stills the enemy and the avenger.
     David began and ended his Psalm with identical words: "O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!" This is a literary deice called framing, in which a literary work opens and closes with its key thought. In Psalm 8, the excellence of God is the key thought, as disclosed by the opening and closing words of the passage. The material between describes that excellence in vivid terms (1).
     The first of God's excellencies is that he is able to overcome his enemies with the mere words of babes and sucklings, with no need for great displays of power (2).
     More of his excellence can be seen in creation. The heavens are so glorious that it would seem that God would pay no attention to man. Nevertheless, he made man a little lower than the angels and crowned him with glory and honor. He gave man dominion over all of his works and put all things on earth under his control (3-8).
     For these reasons David repeats his opening praise" "O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! (9).

     [ Sermons: John Woodhouse. Geoff Thomas. Stuart Olyott. Graham Beynon. Scot Sherman. Joe Morecraft III. 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.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Psalm 8: Matthew 21:16; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Hebrews 2:5-9. ]
[1] Ecclesiastes 5:8; 1 Kings 8:27.
[2] 1 Samuel 15:3; 1 Samuel 22:19; Jeremiah 9:21; Lamentations 4:4; Matthew 21:16; Psalm 29:1.
[5] Hebrews 2:6-7; 1 Samuel 28:13; Zechariah 12:8.
[6] 1 Corinthians 15:27.
     -- 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 8 - #1. Psalm 8 - #2. Psalm 8 - #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 8
The majesty of the LORD is shown in the glory of man.

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

1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, [Transposed To Psalm 7 *

A Psalm of David.

O LORD our Lord,
how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings
hast thou ordained strength
because of thine enemies,
that thou mightest still
the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider thy heavens,
the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man,
that thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man,
that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels [and you are decreasing him a little from Elohim],
and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;
thou hast put all things under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen,
yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowl of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD our Lord,
how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

1To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben [Transposed From Psalm 9:1 *

* 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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