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Notes and Jottings which may be of interest
« on: October 21, 2017, 01:22:56 PM »
Hello there,

Having made notes of my findings (below), during a search while considering Psalm 148, I thought they may be of interest to someone else.  We all come across interesting information during our study of God's Word, and perhaps this could be a good place to record them, for others to perhaps benefit by them too.


* Looking at the margin of my Bible, I see that Psalm 148 is the third of the last five 'Halleluia' psalms, so called because they begin and end with, 'Halleluia'.  There are other psalms called, 'Halleluia' psalms elsewhere in the book of psalms, but these are the last five, beginning with, psalm 146. (146-150)

I have been looking for the others, and have found 111-113. The first (111) praising God for His works; the second(112) praising God for His ways; and the third (113) praising God for Himself.

The first and second (111 & 112) form a pair for they are acrostic psalms joined by corresponding arrangements. Psalm 111 being occupied with Jehovah, and 112, with the man that reveres Him.

It is interesting that psalm 112 and 113 are called 'Hallel' psalms, (113-118).  Psalms 113 and 114 were sung before the Paschal meal, but after the 2nd of the 4 cups of wine drunk during it.  Whereas, 115-118 were sung after it. The last (118) probably having been sung by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 26:30:-

'But I say unto you,
"I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine,
until that day when I drink it new with you
in my Father's kingdom."

And when they had sung an hymn,
they went out into the mount of Olives.'

(Mat 26:29-30)

Psalm 106, begins and ends with Halleluia too.
Psalm 135, also, which is attributed to Hezekiah, and corresponding with Psalm 114 and 115, is a continuation of the songs of degrees (or steps - 120-134), which Hezekiah wrote following the reversing of the shadow of the sun on his sundial. 2 Kings 20:8-11; Isa.38:8.  These songs are promised by Hezekiah in Isaiah 38:20.