Divisions of the Book of Psalms and their significance

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The book of Psalms in its entirety can be divided into five supplementary books. 1 These books are 1) chapters 1-41, 2) chapters 42-72, 3) chapters 73-89, 4) chapters 90-106, and 5) chapters 107-150. Each of these “books” contain unique themes, content, and analogy that seems to compliment the Torah books. 2 This is broken down below…

Book 1 (chapters 1-41)
Theme: Humanity, Content: Personal, Analogy: Genesis

Book 2 (chapters 42-72)
Theme: Deliverance, Content: Devotional, Analogy: Exodus

Book 3 (chapters 73-89)
Theme: Sanctuary, Content: Liturgical/Historical, Analogy: Leviticus

Book 4 (chapters 90-106)
Theme: God’s Reign, Content: General, Analogy: Numbers

Book 5 (chapters 107-150)
Theme: God’s Word, Content: Prophetic/Natural, Analogy: Deuteronomy

1 As to the reason why these books are divided into five distinct books, no one really knows the true reason. However, since the Psalms are not organized based on chronology or authorship, the analogies and parallels to the Torah are very interesting connections to consider. Another interesting note is how each of the five books end. Each end with either an “Amen” or “Praise the Lord!”. These are very fitting doxologies that render praises to whom these psalms or “songs” are written for and about.

1. Bullock, C. Hassell. Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction. Baker Academic. (2001)
2. https://www.insightforliving.ca/read/insights-bible/psalms

Rev. Sereine

Rev. Dr. Sereine NTERINANZIZA E-Mail: snterinanziza@gmail.com Address: Kigali- Rwanda /Kicukiro/Kagarama Personal Biography This website has a purpose of educating, and advocating through evangelism. The owner is Pastor Sereine Nterinanziza, passionate business woman. Legal Representative of Hands of Compassion Rwanda. Candidate in Doctor of Ministry in USA. Holder of a Master degree of Business Administration obtained from Kampala International University, Master of Divinity from World Mission Frontiers, Bachelor of Arts and Humanity-History. Since 2006, she is the Managing Director in her own Companies, from 2011-2015 She worked as Capacity Building Officer at International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), in 2019-2011 She worked with Food for the Hungry Rwanda, 2008-2009 She worked with World Vision Rwanda. Sereine is a committed Christian, passionate for delivering family therapies, passionate to help vulnerable people. She loves her family and her Country Rwanda. She is an active member of Pentecostal Church of Rwanda. In 2018, she was appointed Pastor in Nebo Church of Rwanda, to begin a branch in Kigali. She evangelize through socio media ( website, youtube, facebook).

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