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Israel and the Psalms

Israel and the Psalms
Introduction

by Piet van der Lugt

Through the ages, the book of Psalms is probably the most read book of the Bible.

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Many believers of all times have drawn courage, comfort and strength from these appealing songs. If we open the Bible in the middle, we will discover that we are in the Book of Psalms. In other words; the Psalms form the heart of the Word of God, the Old and the New Testaments. These songs themselves reveal the heart of the believer. After the completion of the TeNaCH (the Old Testament), the Jews have divided these in three groups. This division, that has been kept to this day, exists in: the Law, the Prophets and the Scriptures. The Psalms belong to the latter and t