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When were the Psalms Written?

by on June 02, 2021

Key Scripture: Psalm 117:1-2 Praise the Lord, all Nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is His steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!

The Psalms span a time frame of about a 1000 years. Most of the Psalms were written between 1010 and 930 BC during the time of David and his son Solomon. The oldest psalm, Psalm 90, was written by Moses in approximately 1500 BC, when the first generation of Israelites were dying in the wilderness after the Exodus. Ezra was most likely the final editor of the work in 450 BC in celebration and thanksgiving after returning the exiles to Jerusalem.

Questions to Consider:

Do I appreciate the Psalms as a book of praises and prayers as much as I should? Will I take the time to study them so I can better know the God of the Bible?

Prayer Prompts:

  • Thank you, Father God, for giving us Your written Word that we may better know You.
  • Your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, increase our desire to want to study Your Word more so we can proclaim the excellencies of You who called us out of darkness into Your marvelous light.
  • Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable in Your sight.

Psalm 25:4-5 Make me know your ways O Lord: teach me Your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation, for You I wait all the day long.

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