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2018 July 5

Gordale Scar (1811-1813)
James Ward (1769-1859)
Romanticism Style
Tate Britain, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The painting above (Gordale Scar) symbolizes the type of rock or cliff (v. 2) in which David wished to be hid. ]


[ 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 61, David asks God for refuge and receives assurance of help. The particulars of the Psalm (especially the fact that he wrote it when he was king - v. 6) suggest that it was written during the rebellion of Absalom and his cohorts.
     David asks God to hear his cry and prayer. He is in exile (at the "end of the earth"); and from there he cries out to God with an overwhelmed heart and asks God to lead him to "the rock (cliff) that is higher than I." He acknowledges that God himself has been a shelter and a tower for him, guarding him from his enemy. He expresses his confidence that he will abide in God's Tabernacle (tent) forever because he trusts in the covering of his wings (1-4).
     He expresses his assurance that God has heard his vows and has given him an inheritance among those who fear his name. He expresses his trust that God will prolong the life of the king (David). He expresses his assurance that he will abide before God forever. So, with these assurances in mind, he asks to be preserved by God's mercy and truth so that he may sing praise to God forever and daily perform his vows (5-8).

     [ Sermons: Richard Phillips. 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].

[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.]


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[1] Psalm 4:1; Job 30:9.
[2] Isaiah 5:26; Psalm 65:13; Psalm 102:1; Isaiah 57:16.
[3] Proverbs 18:10.
[4] Psalm 15:1; Psalm 27:4; Psalm 23:6; Psalm 145:13; Psalm 17:8.
[5] Proverbs 10:27; Proverbs 19:23; Deuteronomy 6:2; Deuteronomy 17:19-20.
[7] Psalm 40:11.
     -- 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 61 - #1. Psalm 61 - #2. Psalm 61 - #3. Psalm 61 - #4. Psalm 61 - #5. Psalm 61 - #6. Psalm 61 - #7. Psalm 61 - #8. 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 42-72.
1016 - 586 B.C. Israel
God is Merciful to the Righteous

Psalm 61
God is a rock and a refuge.

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 [Transposed To Psalm 60 ]*

Hear my cry, O God;
attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth
will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me,
and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever:
I will trust in the covert of thy wings.

5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows:
thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.
6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life [days upon days]:
and his years as many generations [generation and generation].
7 He shall abide before God for ever:
O prepare mercy and truth,
which may preserve him.
8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever,
that I may daily [daily, daily] perform my vows.

1 To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, [Transposed From Psalm 62:1] *

* 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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