II Author supposedly David for Psalm 146 no consensus among biblical scholars
I Mostly David
II Mainly David & sons of Korah
III Mainly Asaph
IV Mainly anonymous
V Mainly David
III Approx Date 515 BC, Historical Context Post Exile, about 600 years after Book I completed
Different voices coming into Psalms compilations
IV Outline/ Major Themes
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, symphonic finale Praise of God for every blessing 146-47, by everyone Ps 148 with everything Ps 150
- Opening cheer [halleluiah, Praise Yahweh}
- Summons to praise
- Hymn to Yahweh
- Closing cheer
V Micah Reading
Praise for God’s Help (RSV)
146 Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have being.
3 Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no help.
4 When his breath departs he returns to his earth;
on that very day his plans perish.
5 Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them;
who keeps faith for ever;
7 who executes justice for the oppressed;
who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free;
8 the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the sojourners,
he upholds the widow and the fatherless;
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 The Lord will reign for ever,
thy God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!
 https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/parallel/paral18.cfm accessed April 12, 2023
 Bergsma & Pietre 577
 Erhard S. Gerstenberger, Psalms Part 2, and Lamentations Volume XV (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, MI 2001) 437
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