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Knowing Scripture: Apocalyptic Literature and the Psalms
Apocalyptic Literature and the Psalms

Knowing Scripture: Apocalyptic Literature and the Psalms

Introduction/Review

Review of Prophetic Literature



Review of the Prophetic Perspective



Apocalyptic Literature

Definition of Apocalyptic Literature




Exegetical Principles for Prophetic Literature

1.Following the Author’s Intent



2.Pay attention to the sources of the image (Rev. 1:20; 12:9)



3.One must see the visions as a whole and not press all the details (Rev.. 9:7-11)



Common Apocalyptic Imagery

Earth


Sea (Dan 7:2-3)


Sands of the Sea/Stars of Heaven (Gen. 22:17; Hos. 1:10)


Day of clouds and darkness; blood and fire and billows of smoke etc (Is. 13:10)


The North (Ezekiel 38-39; Dan. 11:6-40; Rev. 9:17,18)


The Marriage of the Lamb (Rev. 21:2,9)

The Psalms

Overview of the Psalter

The Division of the Psalm (1-41, 42-72, 73-89, 90-106, 107-150)


The “DNA” of the Psalter (Psalm 1 and 2)


The Structure of the Psalter (Psalm 22-23)


Types of Psalms

Psalms of Praise


Psalms of Lament


Psalms of Thanksgiving


Psalms of Confidence


Psalms of Remembrance


Kingship Psalms


Special Psalms

-Laments


-Fugitive Psalms

-Temple Songs


-Enthronement Psalms

-Egyptian Hallel


-Songs of Ascent


Principles for Seeing Christ and Singing “with Christ” in the Psalms



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