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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Psalms 105



Verses 1-45

CV. Hebrew History from Abraham to Joshua.

Psalms 105:1-6. Introductory. An invitation to praise God.

Psalms 105:7-11. The covenant and promise of Canaan.

Psalms 105:12-25. Yahweh's kindness to the Patriarchs.

Psalms 105:12. number: read perhaps, "Canaan."

Psalms 105:14. kings: notably Pharaoh and Abimelech of Gerar.

Psalms 105:15. "mine anointed ones," i.e. the Patriarchs who were great princes (cf. Genesis 23:6).

Psalms 105:22. bind: read "admonish" (LXX).

Psalms 105:22 b possibly refers to the belief held by Philo and other Jews, that the wisdom of the Gentiles was stolen from the Jews.

Psalms 105:23. Ham: i.e. Egypt. Egypt (Mizraim) was a son of Ham (Genesis 10:6), and the native name was Kham, i.e. "black," with reference to the colour of the soil.

Psalms 105:26-41. The marvels of the Exodus and the Wanderings.

Psalms 105:28 b. This contradicts, as it stands, the writer's evident meaning; read, "But they did not observe his words."

Psalms 105:42-45. The poet recurs to the thought of the Covenant.


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on Psalms 105:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.

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