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Bible in a Year 37 38 PS Psalms 22 to 35

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 The Bible in a Year
Psalms
Psalms 22 to 35
Read this coming week:
 Jul 25
2 Chron 19‐20, Ps 22:1‐18, Matt 27‐28
 Jul 26
2 Chron 21‐23, Ps22:19‐31, Mark 1
 Jul 27
2 Chron 24‐25, Ps 23, Mark 2
 Jul 28
2 Chron 26‐28, Ps 24, Mark 3
 Jul 29
2 Chron 29‐30, Ps 25, Mark 4
 Jul 30
2 Chron 31‐32, Ps 26, Mark 5
 Jul 31
2 Chron 33‐34, Ps 27, Mark 6
Aug 1
2 Chron 35‐36, Ps 28, Mark 7
Aug 2
Ezra 1‐2, Ps 29, Mark 8
Aug 3
Ezra 3‐5, Ps 30, Mark 9
Aug 4
Ezra 6‐7, Ps 31, Mark 10
Aug 5
Ezra 8‐10, Ps 32, Mark 11
Aug 6
Neh 1, Ps 33,Mark 12
Aug 7
Neh 2‐3, Ps 34, Mark 13
Aug 8
Neh 4‐6, Ps 35, Mark 14
Reading Questions
For next week you’re reading 2 Chronicles 19 toNehemiah 6. Answer the following:
Why does the psalmist trust in the Lord in Psalm22?
How does 22:31 reinforce that this psalm is aboutChrist?
Give it a shot, how many verses of Psalm 23 canyou say just from memory?
What are the requirements for ascending the hillof the Lord? (24)
 
What are the attributes of the followers of theLord in 25?
What is the “level ground” that the psalmiststands upon in 26?
When would you read this psalm? (27)
What makes someone “wicked” or “a worker of evil”? (28)
By what power does the Lord do all the things in29?
Could you see Psalm 30 as a psalm of confession?Why/why not?
Psalm 31:5 is one of Jesus’ last words, but what isthe whole verse and who should be saying it?
Who do you think is speaking Psalm 32:8ff?
Would you use Psalm 33 as a battle cry ormotivational speech?
Count the mentions of mouths or things done bythe mouth in 34.
What is the Psalmist asking for in 35?
Books of the Psalms & theLectionary
We are breaking into a new “Book of the Psalms”. If youremember, the Psalms are broken up into 5 books. Weare not really sure why the Psalms were broken up intothese books. While there are similarities in theme, it isnot distinct enough to be the entire reason for breakingup the larger work of the Psalms. Some scholars thinkthese books functioned like the “cycles” of ourlectionary system.(A “lectionary cycle” is the appointed readings forchurch services in liturgical churches such as theLutherans, the Anglicans, and the Roman Catholics.University Lutheran uses the Revised CommonLectionary Lutheran Edition. There are otherlectionary systems. Ours is a 3-year cycle – normallyfocusing on Matthew in the first year [“Year A”], Mark in
 
the second year [“Year B”], and Luke in the third year[“Year C”].)If this were the case, people would sing only out of BookI for the first year of worship, Book II for the second, etc.Other scholars thought that these books were broken upto be read alongside the Pentateuch, the first 5 books of the Bible.Gregory of Nyssa, an early church father, attempted toshow that the books and their structure show “steps tomoral perfection” although this seemed to beessentially the product of a well meaning imagination.Whatever the case may be for breaking up the Psalms,we appreciate that there is some order that we canfollow along with – however arbitrary that order mayseem sometimes.
Book I
Book I of the Psalms does have its own sense of character. One of the reasons that scholars believe thatthe Books of the Psalms follow the structure of the 5books of the Pentateuch is that Book I seems to beginwith a history. The history of the world and thepatriarchs is given in Genesis, and the history of Davidicrule is given to large degree in Book I.Book I is comprised of Psalms 1-41. These psalms showthe person and character of David the human. David’shumanity plays a larger role in these Psalms where as inBook II, we will see David’s “office” of king playing alarger role.

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