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  1. Psalms in Hebrew is tehellim – meaning _________________________.
  2. Psalms in Greek is psalmos, referring to _____________________________________________
  3. A particular tune for the words is often provided. What is the tune given to the leader in one of the following Psalms?
    Psalm 7 _______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 8 ________________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 22_______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 75_______________________________________________________________________
  4. The 150 Psalms have been collected into ___________ sections or books.
  5. Each section or book ends with a __________________________. Read one or more of these: Ps. 41:13, Ps. 72:19, Ps. 89:52, Ps. 106:48, or Ps. 150:6.
  6. Many of the Psalms are linked to a particular event. Discover the event in one of the following psalms:
    Psalm 3________________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 18_______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 54_______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 56_______________________________________________________________________
  7. How many of the Psalms are acrostics? __________
    The Psalmists address God in various ways. Many of the Psalms use the title, “Lord.” Discover one or more additional names for God in the following Psalms –
    Psalm 4 _______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 8 _______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 9 _______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 20 ______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 47 ______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 80 ______________________________________________________________________
    Psalm 84 ______________________________________________________________________
  8. The longest Psalm is _____ and the shortest is _____ with only ______ verses.
  9. The most common poetic device used in the Psalms is
    1. Rhyme   b.   Acrostic   c.   Meter   d.   Parallelism
  10. What do scholars think is the meaning of the term “Selah”?
    1. An interlude during which something else was to be sung or played
    2. “to lift up” (from the Hebrew root s-l-l) , suggesting lifting up one’s voice to sing louder or lifting up the sound of the music to play or sing louder
    3. “to turn, to bend, or to pray” (from the Aramaic root (s-l-h), a cue for worshipers to kneel, bow, or fall prostrate in humble submission to God
    4. All of the above

     

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