Questions to Ask When Canonically Interpreting the Psalms

1. What is the role of the first few psalms of the collection, and how do they introduce or frame the rest of the psalms in the collection?

2. How do the superscriptions of each psalm affect how we understand them?

3. What is the message of the collection?

[1] For a list of the collections, see Craig C. Broyles, “The Book of Psalms,” pgs. 28–30 in this issue of BSM.

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