November 7th 2010
Yahweh was being used in every book of the psalms. We were made to understand that he is master of Israel. He was used in the Jewish and Christian bible. Yahweh is mentioned in every house of God. The temples that were built in Mount Zion in the city of Jerusalem by the King Solomon in the tenth century B.C.E. after the Babylonian exile. These temples were used to host three great annual festivals. The Passover was in the early spring, the Pentecost was seven weeks later and the feast in the fall. Whilst they were in the Temple, they had lot of encounters with the Lord. They thought about there creation, the Exodus conquest and their encounter in the Red sea.
We came to realize that it wasn’t in the temple alone that people were able to find Yahweh. They also found God through his son. His son Jesus was also used as an intermediary for both God and man. The divine presence of Yahweh can also be experienced through the divine words of the Torah in Israel. People also see Christ in Christian churches and believe that the presence of Yahweh can be manifested through him. Where there is Christ, there is also God.
Psalm 150, talked about the experiences of the Israelites in the Holy land. The Psalmist talked about the strong bond they had in the Near Eastern tradition. The words of the psalms came from the authentic Yahweh tradition. It was also mention that the people have to know the reading, they have to share their religious feelings and they should be prepared to share the craft of the tradition.
The writer Herman Gunkel (1862-1932) who was a professor of the bible, in Berlin tried to analyze the language of the psalms, by saying it was written as a relevant love literature, but he was clear about his explanation that the writers used their thoughts, emotions to express the words in an extremely traditional customary way that was used in the Near East.
He also said scholars...