Tag Archives: maskil

Thinking About It

Blessed is he who considers the poor; YHWH does deliver him in a day of evil.  Tehillim 41:1  ISR Considers – Let’s think about the poor.  First we have to know what word Hebrew uses to describe the “poor” since there are four different words with this same English translation.  Here the word is dal. … Read More »

Combination Punch

Of David, a contemplation. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Blessed is the man to whom YHWH does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Psalm 32:1-2 Forgiven/Covered/Does Not Charge/No Guile – Now that we see the parallelism in David’s maskil, we must draw the connecting… Read More »

Maskil, Part 2

Blessed is the man to whom YHWH does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. Psalm 32:2 Does Not Charge – David’s insight into the relationship between “blessing” and righteousness continues.  This verse is now a parallel to the first verse (the first occurrence of “blessed”).  It begins with the same… Read More »

Not Quite

Of David, a contemplation. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalm 32:1 Blessed Is – So, now you know that this is a maskil.  That means it is an insight for action.  But immediately following the word maskil, we come to what appears to be a passive verb, blessed is. … Read More »

Missing Context

Of David, a contemplation. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalm 32:1 (here is the link to the Blue Letter Bible but you will notice that even it leaves out the Hebrew words) Of David.  A contemplation – Some translations don’t even include this opening indication.  Apparently, authorship and context… Read More »