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2018 June 3

Image 1: View of the Eibsee (1825)
Carl Rottmann (1797-1850)
Romanticism Style of Landscape Art
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


Image 2: The Lute Player (detail) - (c. 1596)
Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Baroque Style
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The First Painting above shows the landscape upon which the power of the LORD was displayed. The Second Painting shows musical instruments similar to those upon which David played his song about the LORD's power. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Psalm 29, David extols the greatness of the LORD and invites us to worship him. He speaks of various natural phenomena such as thunder, lightning, waters, and so on. The inspiration for the Psalm could have been various elements of Israel's escape from Egypt, the display of the LORD's power and glory at Sinai, and the subsequent wilderness wanderings. Or it may have been any (or many) of the thunderstorms which David witnessed. Or it may have been the rain which ended a long drought and famine recorded in 2 Samuel 21.
     David begins his Psalm with an exhortation to the mighty ones to give (or ascribe) glory to God for his strength and to worship him in the beauty (adornment) of holiness (1-2).
     He follows this exhortation with a series of images which focus on the power and majesty of God which is revealed by his voice. The LORD's voice thunders upon the waters. It is powerful and majestic. It breaks even the mighty cedars of Lebanon. It makes them and the mountains in which they grow skip like calves. It divides the flames (flashes) of fire (i.e., it splinters the lightening). It shakes the wilderness. It induces birth bangs in the deer, causing them to give birth to their calves. It strips the forests bare. In his (heavenly) temple everyone speaks of his glory (3-9).
     The LORD sits as the everlasting King upon the flood. He will give strength to his people and bless them with peace (10-11).

     [ Sermons: Paul D Tripp. Steven J Lawson. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.


[1] Job 1:6; Isaiah 6:3; Psalm 104:4.
[2] 2 Chronicles 20:21; Psalm 110:3.
[3] 1 Kings 18:44; Psalm 18:11-12; 2 Samuel 15:10; Ezekiel 1:24; Genesis 4:10; Isaiah 52:8; Psalm 77:18;.
[5] 2 Samuel 7:2.
[6] Psalm 114:4; Deuteronomy 3:9; Psalm 22:21.
[7] Isaiah 10:15; Isaiah 51:9; Hosea 6:5; Psalm 29:5.
[8] Numbers 13:26.
[9] Job 39:1; Psalm 11:4; Psalm 18:6.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Psalm 29 - #1. Psalm 29 - #2. Psalm 29 - #3. Psalm 29 - #4. Psalm 29 - #5. Psalm 29 - #6. Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Psalm Detailed Outline


Deliverance from Sinners and from Sin

Nearly all the Psalms (except Psalm 90) were written during the 612 year period
from the time of David around 1016 B. C. to the close of the Canon in about 404 B. C.
Psalm 90, according to its superscription, was written by Moses; this may have been around 1406 B. C.

PSALMS 1-41.
1016 - 539 B.C. Israel
God is Against the Wicked

Psalm 29
The LORD's strength is awesome.

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1 A Psalm of David. *

Give unto the LORD,
O ye mighty [sons of might],
give unto the LORD
glory and strength.
2 Give unto the LORD
the glory due unto his name;
worship the LORD
in the beauty of holiness.

3 The voice of the LORD
is upon the waters
the God of glory thundereth:
the LORD
is upon many waters.
4 The voice of the LORD
is powerful;
the voice of the LORD
is full of majesty.
5 The voice of the LORD
breaketh the cedars;
yea, the LORD
breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He maketh them also to skip
like a calf;
Lebanon and Sirion
like a young unicorn.
7 The voice of the LORD
divideth the flames of fire.
8 The voice of the LORD
shaketh the wilderness;
the LORD
shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the LORD
maketh the hinds to calve,
and discovereth the forests:
and in his temple
doth every one speak of his glory.

10 The LORD
sitteth upon the flood;
yea, the LORD
sitteth King for ever.
11 The LORD
will give strength unto his people;
the LORD
will bless his people with peace.

* NOTE: On Opening and Closing Comments in the Psalms.
[Some commentators take the Psalm in Habakkuk 3 to be a standard model for the Psalms.
Habakkuk's Psalm begins with the name of the composer (Habakkuk) and a musical notation ("upon Shigionoth").
It closes with a dedication or a "send to" notice ("To the chief singer on my stringed instruments").
I have arranged similar material, where it is found in the Psalter, in accord with the model in Habakkuk.]

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