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the Week of Proper 2 / Ordinary 7
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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 20

Peake's Commentary on the BiblePeake's Commentary

Verses 1-9

XX. A prayer for deliverance from national disaster, changing (probably after the sacrifice has been offered) into confidence at Psalms 20:6; β€œ Now know I,” etc. The mention of a king or β€œ anointed one” would seem to place the Ps. in pre-exilic times, unless we are prepared to carry it down to the reign of Aristobulus I (p. 608), the first of the Maccabees who took the royal title (105 B.C.). Certainly the religious tone is in favour of a Maccabean date.

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Bibliographical Information
Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 20". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pfc/psalms-20.html. 1919.
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