[1]In this article “Psalms” capitalized refers to the book of Psalms, and “psalm(s)” lowercase refers to an individual psalm or psalms.

[2]A comparison of Pss 14 and 53 illustrates the distinction. They are virtually identical, aside from their divine names, where Psa 14 uses “the Lord” and Psa 53 uses “God.” Although both psalms contain “of David” in the superscript, they were transmitted in separate collections.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazinepublished by Logos Bible Software. Each issue of Bible Study Magazine provides tools and methods for Bible study as well as insights from people like John Piper, Beth Moore, Mark Driscoll, Kay Arthur, Randy Alcorn, John MacArthur, Barry Black, and more. More information is available at http://www.biblestudymagazine.com. Originally published in print: Copyright Bible Study Magazine (Sept–Oct 2009): pgs. 28–30.

Publication date: January 26, 2012