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When did David write the 23rd Psalm?
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WHEN DID DAVID WRITE PSALM 37?
Which year, decade, or period of time, did David write the Psalms in?
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david was king aroud 1004 BC or 1000?925 bc
it was around this time he would have written the psalms when he was alive.
So give or take from these years to get the time he wrote it.
Here are a few interesting time line facts....
Thanks for you great question...ive found some great links to keep...
Sorry, a precise time could not be written but you will read in the links of the tablets found
and the date they were estimated to be written.
*** si pp. 101-103 Bible Book Number 19?Psalms ***
Bible Book Number 19?Psalms
Writers: David and others King David?s reign (1077-1038 B.C.E.) David reigned for 40 years. Remember however that there were no 0 years BCE. Also the years ran backwords down to 1 A D.
Place Written: Undetermined
David started writeing the Psalms before he was king. and he was not the only one, other writers wrote some of the Psalms.
Writing of the entire Psalms Completed: c. 460 B.C.E.
THE book of Psalms was the inspired songbook of true worshipers of Jehovah in ancient times, a collection of 150 sacred songs, or psalms, set to music and arranged for the public worship of Jehovah God in his temple at Jerusalem. These psalms are songs of praise to Jehovah, and not only that, they also contain prayers of supplication for mercy and help, as well as expressions of trust and confidence. They abound with thanksgivings and exultations and with exclamations of great, yes, superlative, joy. Some are recapitulations of history, contemplating Jehovah?s loving-kindness and his great deeds. They are packed with prophecies, many of which have had remarkable fulfillments. They contain much instruction that is beneficial and upbuilding, all of it clothed in lofty language and imagery that stirs the reader to the very depths. The psalms are a sumptuous spiritual meal, beautifully prepared and spread invitingly before us.
2 What is the significance of the book?s title, and who wrote the Psalms? In the Hebrew Bible, the book is called Se′pher Tehil?lim′, meaning ?Book of Praises,? or simply Tehil?lim′, that is, ?Praises.? This is the plural form of Tehil?lah′, meaning ?A Praise? or ?Song of Praise,? found in the superscription of Psalm 145. The name ?Praises? is most appropriate, as the book highlights praise to Jehovah. The title ?Psalms? comes from the Greek Septuagint, which used the word Psal?moi′, denoting songs sung with a musical accompaniment. The word is also found at a number of places in the Christian Greek Scriptures, such as at Luke 20:42 and Acts 1:20. A psalm is a sacred song or poem used in the praise and worship of God.
3 Many of the psalms have headings, or superscriptions, and these often name the writer. Seventy-three headings bear the name of David, ?the pleasant one of the melodies of Israel.? (2 Sam. 23:1) No doubt Psalms 2, 72, and 95 were also written by David. (See Acts 4:25, Psalm 72:20, and Hebrews 4:7.) Additionally, Psalms 10 and 71 appear to be a continuation of Psalms 9 and 70 respectively and therefore may be attributed to David. Twelve psalms are ascribed to Asaph, evidently denoting the house of Asaph, as some of these speak of events later than Asaph?s day. (Ps. 79; 80; 1 Chron. 16:4, 5, 7; Ezra 2:41) Eleven psalms are directly attributed to the sons of Korah. (1 Chron. 6:31-38) Psalm 43 appears to be a continuation of Psalm 42, and therefore it may also be attributed to the sons of Korah. In addition to mentioning ?the sons of Korah,? Psalm 88 also accredits Heman in its superscription, and Psalm 89 names Ethan as the writer. Psalm 90 is attributed to Moses, and Psalm 91 is probably Moses? as well. Psalm 127 is Solomon?s. Over two thirds of the psalms are thus ascribed to various writers.
4 The book of Psalms is the Bible?s largest single book. As evidenced by Psalms 90, 126, and 137, it was long in the writing, at least from the time Moses wrote (1513-1473 B.C.E.) until after the restoration from Babylon and probably Ezra?s day (537?c. 460 B.C.E.). Thus, the writing is seen to span approximately a thousand years. The time covered by the contents is much greater, though, starting from the time of the creation and epitomizing the history of Jehovah?s dealings with his servants down to the time of the composition of the last of the psalms.
5 The book of Psalms is one that reflects organization. David himself refers to ?the processions of my God, my King, into the holy place. The singers went in front, the players on stringed instruments after them; in between were the maidens beating tambourines. In congregated throngs bless God, Jehovah.? (Ps. 68:24-26) This gives the reason for the oft repeated expression ?To the director? in the superscriptions, as well as the many poetic and musical terms. Some superscriptions explain the use or purpose of a psalm or provide musical instructions. (See the superscriptions of Psalms 6, 30, 38, 60, 88, 102, and 120.) For at least 13 of David?s psalms, such as Psalms 18 and 51, the events spurring their composition are briefly related. Thirty-four of the psalms are entirely without superscriptions. The little word ?Se′lah,? occurring 71 times in the main text, is generally thought to be a technical term for music or recitation, although its exact significance is unknown. It is suggested by some that it indicates a pause for silent meditation in the singing or in both the singing and the instrumental music. Hence, it need not be pronounced in reading.
6 From ancient times, the book of Psalms has been divided into five separate books, or volumes, as follows: (1) Psalms 1-41; (2) Psalms 42-72; (3) Psalms 73-89; (4) Psalms 90-106; (5) Psalms 107-150. It appears that the first collection of these songs was made by David. Evidently Ezra, the priest and ?skilled copyist in the law of Moses,? was the one used by Jehovah to arrange the book of Psalms into final form.?Ezra 7:6.
7 The progressive growth of the collection may explain why some of the psalms are repeated in the different sections, such as Psalms 14 and 53; 40:13-17 and 70; 57:7-11 and 108:1-5. Each of the five sections closes with a blessing pronounced on Jehovah, or a doxology?the first four of these including responses by the people and the last one being the entire Psalm 150.?Ps. 41:13, footnote.
8 A very special style of composition is employed in nine psalms; it is called acrostic because of its alphabetic structure. (Psalms 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 119, and 145) In this structure the first verse or verses of the first stanza begin with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, ?a′leph (א), the next verse(s) with the second letter, behth (ב), and so on, through all or nearly all the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. This may have served as a memory aid?just think of the temple singers having to remember songs as long as Psalm 119! Interestingly, an acrostic of Jehovah?s name is found at Psalm 96:11. The first half of this verse in Hebrew consists of four words, and the initial letters of these words, when read from right to left, are the four Hebrew consonants of the Tetragrammaton, YHWH (הוהי).
9 These sacred, lyric poems are written in unrhymed Hebrew verse and display unsurpassed beauty of style and rhythmic flow of thought. They speak directly to the mind and heart. They paint vivid pictures. The wonderful breadth and depth, in both the subject matter and the strong emotions expressed, are due in part to David?s extraordinary life experiences, which provide background to many of the psalms. Few men have lived so varied a life?as a shepherd boy, a lone warrior against Goliath, a court musician, an outlaw among loyal friends and among traitors, a king and conqueror, a loving father beset with divisions in his own household, one who twice experienced the bitterness of serious sin and yet was ever an enthusiastic worshiper of Jehovah and lover of His Law. Against such a background, it is little wonder that the book of Psalms runs the entire scale of human emotions! Contributing to its power and beauty are the poetic parallelisms and contrasts so characteristic of Hebrew verse.?Ps. 1:6; 22:20; 42:1; 121:3, 4.
10 The authenticity of these most ancient songs to Jehovah?s praise is amply testified to by their being in complete harmony with the rest of the Scriptures. The book of Psalms is quoted numerous times by the writers of the Christian Greek Scriptures. (Ps. 5:9 [Rom. 3:13]; Ps. 10:7 [Rom. 3:14]; Ps. 24:1 [1 Cor. 10:26]; Ps. 50:14 [Matt. 5:33]; Ps. 78:24 [John 6:31]; Ps. 102:25-27 [Heb. 1:10-12]; Ps. 112:9 [2 Cor. 9:9]) David himself said in his last song: ?The spirit of Jehovah it was that spoke by me, and his word was upon my tongue.? It was this spirit that had operated upon him from the day of his anointing by Samuel. (2 Sam. 23:2; 1 Sam. 16:13) Additionally, the apostles quoted from the Psalms. Peter referred to ?scripture . . . which the holy spirit spoke beforehand by David?s mouth,? and in a number of quotations from the Psalms, the writer to the Hebrews referred to them either as statements spoken by God or introduced them with the words, ?just as the holy spirit says.??Acts 1:16; 4:25; Heb. 1:5-14; 3:7; 5:5, 6.
11 Coming to the strongest proof of authenticity, we quote Jesus, the risen Lord, saying to the disciples: ?These are my words which I spoke to you . . . that all the things written in the law of Moses and in the Prophets and Psalms about me must be fulfilled.? Jesus was there grouping the entire Hebrew Scriptures in the way adopted by the Jews and well known to them. His mention of the Psalms included the whole of the third group of Scriptures, called the Hagiographa (or Holy Writings), of which Psalms was the first book. This is confirmed by what he said a few hours earlier to the two on their way to Emmaus, when ?he interpreted to them things pertaining to himself in all the Scriptures.??Luke 24:27, 44.
CONTENTS OF PSALMS
12 Book One (Psalms 1-41). All of these are directly ascribed to David except Psalms 1, 2, 10, and 33. Psalm 1 strikes the keynote at the outset, as it pronounces happy the man delighting in Jehovah?s law, contemplating it day and night in order to follow it, in contrast with ungodly sinners. This is the first pronouncement of happiness found in Psalms. Psalm 2 opens with a challenging question and tells of the combined stand of all the kings and high officials of earth ?against Jehovah and against his anointed one.? Jehovah holds them in derision and then speaks to them in hot anger, saying: ?I, even I, have installed my king upon Zion, my holy mountain.? He is the one who will break and dash in pieces all opposition. You other kings and rulers, ?serve Jehovah with fear? and acknowledge His Son lest you perish! (Vss. 2, 6, 11) Thus the Psalms quickly strike up the Kingdom theme of the Bible.
13 In this first collection, prayers, both of petition and of thanksgiving, are prominent. Psalm 8 contrasts Jehovah?s greatness with man?s smallness, and Psalm 14 exposes the folly of people who refuse to submit to God?s authority. Psalm 19 shows how the wonderful creation of Jehovah God declares his glory, and verses 7-14 extol the rewarding benefits of keeping God?s perfect law, which is later reflected on a grander scale in Psalm 119. Psalm 23 is universally accepted as one of the masterpieces of all literature, but it is even more magnificent in the beautiful simplicity of its expression of loyal trust in Jehovah. Oh, that we may all ?dwell in the house of Jehovah, the Great Shepherd, to the length of days?! (23:1, 6) Psalm 37 gives good counsel to God-fearing people who live among evildoers, and Psalm 40 expresses the delight of doing God?s will, even as David did it.
when he started to realise who God is in his life
I don't think the Shephard David was capable of writing - he probable had the help of an 'Advancelot' - reference the book "Have Wavelength, Will Travel" which explains many biblical unexplainables.