The Royal Psalms and Jesus Messiah: Preparing to Preach on a Royal Psalm

Delmar L. Jacobson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1985

Issue: The Psalms (Vol. 5, No 2, Spring, 1985)

In preparing to preach on a royal psalm, then, or on any text which refers to a royal psalm, the Christian exegete must consider each of three perspectives: 1. the original purpose of the psalm in the days of the Davidic Kingdom; 2. the messianic interpretation of the psalm following the demise of the Davidic Kingdom; and 3. the New Testament interpretation of the psalm in the light of the ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Messiah.

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