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Bible Commentaries

Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Psalms 77

 

 

Verses 1-20

Psalm 77

Introduction- Psalm 77-80 are from Asaph and are traditionally called the Shepherd Psalm because they describe God as a Shepherd and His people as sheep.

Characteristics- One of the structural features of Hebrew poetry is called intensification. (Other features are parallelism, chiasmus, acrostic and inclusio). There is a clear presence of intensification within Psalm 77, in which the author declares his conflict ( Psalm 77:1), intensifies this theme with rising action that reaches a climax ( Psalm 77:2-9), then resolves the conflict by remembering the Lord's delivering power to reaffirm his faith in God ( Psalm 77:10-15), with particular focus upon the great event of God delivering the children of Israel through the Red Sea ( Psalm 77:16-20).

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 77:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/psalms-77.html. 2013.

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