The Meaning of Psalms

It’s old hat to observe five divisions in the book of Psalms. A rather shabby assessment is that these five books in Psalms match the five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy). Makes sense. Five books in Psalms and Five Books in Moses. But what does it mean? Does it simply mean that the Psalms look back to the Torah? They do. Psalm 1 extols the virtue of a believer mediating on it. But is this really what’s going on?

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