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19 Nov: Reading Through the Psalms

There is something very personal about reading the Psalms, especially since there are so many “I” referents within the litany of prayers scattered across the book. Previous scholarly work of the Psalms viewed the prayers of lament as strictly individually focused, but there have been others who view these prayers as representative of a community. Seeing the collective spirit in the Psalms has significant implications in informing our modern faith.