Book 4 (Ps.90-106)

Gods Dominion -—Corresponds with the book of Numbers.

These Psalms, 17 in number, are anonymous except for Psalm 90 written by Moses, and Psalm 101 and 103 being written by David. These too were composed for public worship.

In line with the Pentateuch this section would relate to Numbers. Numbers describes the Kingdom of Israel in relation to its neighbours, these Psalms reveal that it is God’s kingdom that rules over all. There are also pre-captivity sentiments, but the emphasis is on praise toward God for His blessings.

The name used for God in this section is mainly Jehovah (LORD).

The introduction to the section declares confidence in God as Protector of His people (90). The theme of this section is about the steadfastness and faithfulness of God. The doxology Psalm (106) praises God for the way He has led Israel until the present day, and declares that He never changes, He is “from everlasting to everlasting”. This time the doxology closes with Amen and Hallelujah (Praise the Lord).