Lectionary Year B
December 19, 1999
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26

Step III: Immediate Context


(FS) B. COMPOSITIONAL WHOLE

Mowinckel (The Psalms and Israel's Worship, Vol. 1, p. 47) identifies 89 as a ROYAL PSALM. That it, the king of Judea or Israel is in the foreground. He also identifies it as a LAMENT. He conjectures that perhaps a king in the latter days of Judea may have prayed this psalm as a prayer of penance, or after a lost battle (p. 70).



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