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Psalm 88: does it apply to the New Testament's Christian God?

The Psalm does not describe God as "a God that abandons his children and could care less about them being fruitful and having support etc.", since it does not say the response that the ...
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How are Romans 1:19-20 and Psalm 139:7-10 reconciled with the growing prevalence of the argument from divine hiddenness among atheists?

If the existence and presence of God are unmistakably and undeniably evident, how do we explain the traction and impact that the argument from divine hiddenness seems to be gaining among atheists? ...
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According to Catholic theology are the Psalms suitable preaching/prayers/songs for Christians?

St. Thomas Aquinas writes in his introduction to his Commentary on Psalms 1-54*: The material [of the Psalms] is universal, for while the particular books of the Canon of Scripture contain special ...
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Apparent contradiction between Isaiah 44 and Psalm 82

If you interpret gods in Psalm 82 in the metaphorical sense, the contradiction evaporates. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: Over the centuries, Israel's faith was able to manifest and ...
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Psalm 14 and psalm 53 are similar?

Psalm 14 is for the director of music, and is ascribed to David. Psalm 53 is also for the director of music and is “according to mahalath - a Maschil of David”. A ‘Maschil’ is a contemplative Psalm. ...
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Meaning of the word "sons" in "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past"?

TL;DR: One possibility is that it just means "humans". Another (thanks, Paul!) is that it refers to divisions of time. Longer answer: Who is being borne away? If they are being borne away by ...
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Psalms 2:6 - Jesus and being set upon Zion

What a coincidence that I was reading the first two Psalms this morning before I saw your question later on today. I was prompted to delve further into the second Psalm, which is clearly one of many ...
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According to Reformed theology are the Psalms suitable preaching/prayers/songs for Christians?

Reformed theology includes covenant theology, whereby the nation of Israel is understood to be the church of the Old Testament. In this light, there is no distinction between an Israelite Psalm and a ...
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Why do Protestant Presbyterians no longer use a congregational Psalter?

I've been going to a Protestant Presbyterian church for 20 years now, with the metrical Scottish Psalter (led by a presentor) the only source of our musical worship up until 2010. It used the 1650 ...
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Do Protestants appreciate the significance of Mary's genealogy?

This Protestant article is one that demonstrates how important understanding Jesus’ line of descent through Mary is considered to be. Although it says some things that are questionable, this is ...
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Was Jesus handsome according to Psalm 45:2?

Psalm 45 is a love song celebrating a royal wedding. This view is expressed in the New International Version study Bible, the New Living Translation study Bible and the English Standard Version study ...
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The Lds Prophet Joseph Smith wrote, "We believe in God, the eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost."

Introduction: Let’s start with a brief overview to establish who’s who from the LDS point of view: Latter-day Saints commonly refer to God the Eternal Father as Elohim, a Hebrew plural meaning God or ...
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Meaning of the word "sons" in "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past"?

This article informs us that Watt's song was based on Psalm 90: https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/01/03/time-like-an-ever-rolling-stream/ The original had three more verses that are seldom sung ...
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Did Shakespeare get his name from Psalm 46?

This is an historical question, and needs an historical answer. William was the grandson of a Richard of the same surname.His own line can't be traced back further, but the surname is centuries older ...
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Psalm 88: does it apply to the New Testament's Christian God?

Like Job, the psalmists often expressed their complaints to God and cried to him for deliverance. This kind of psalm is known as a lament, and there are many of them, including Psalms 3, 4, 5, 7, 9-10,...
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Is there an equivalent to cantillation or tajweed in Christianity?

There are indeed methods for singing / chanting the scriptures. Here is some explanation & teaching of the (Catholic) mechanics. Some lovely Catholic examples: Latin Greek Arabic English ...
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According to Reformed theology are the Psalms suitable preaching/prayers/songs for Christians?

John Calvin wrote a commentary on the Psalms. He believed that the Psalms were essential to the Christian as they illustrate man's need for God, but also the proper way to ask for that need. In the ...
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How can 1 Corithians 15:3 and Psalms 49:7 be reconciled?

In context the scripture reads - Ps. 49:6-9: “Those who are trusting in their means of maintenance, and who keep boasting about the abundance of their riches, not one of them can by any means redeem ...
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Why are verses missing in the Psalms in my Bible?

The issue is most likely the numbering of the Psalms in your Bible. Your Georgian translation appears to use the Greek (Septuagint) numbering that is common in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox ...
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How do Christains argue that "messianic psalms" are messianic and refer to Jesus Christ?

The interpretation of the Old Testament in the New is an extremely complex subject and I recommend the book referenced in this summary article about the perspectives involved. However, there is ...
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Funeral Reading - opening/closing

The vicar will probably just invite you to come up to the lectern to read the Psalm. If any words need to be said either directly before or after the reading, the vicar will deal with that. In ...
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St. Albans Psalter - history of manuscripts used to translate the Psalms

The St Albans Psalter is a unique individual volume containing the psalms, bound together with some other material. Strictly speaking "psalter" means a copy of the psalms, but is often used ...
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How do those who believe that the dead are conscious explain passages in Psalms that seem to suggest otherwise?

When a sentence in the Old Testament ends with a question-mark, it needs to be borne in mind that the writer, in and of himself, might not have yet know the answer. He's writing a thought that ...
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According to Trinitarians, who is the begotten "son" in Psalm 2 and what happened on this "day"?

Since posting this answer, the OP has changed the question so significantly that this answer will not seem to fit in with the edited question. Sticking to the OPs initial requirement to answer ...
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What are David's "unicorns" that he mentions in the Psalms?

While we can't know with 100% certainty, many believe that the "רְאֵם" ("re'em" or "reëm") was a rhinoceros. The Septuagint translates "רְאֵם" as "...
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Apparent contradiction between Isaiah 44 and Psalm 82

The Bible recognized many God’s from the beginning. In fact the very first commandment recognizes many gods for it says: Exodus 20:3 English Standard Version 3 “You shall have no other gods before me....
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Apparent contradiction between Isaiah 44 and Psalm 82

Apparent contradiction between Isaiah 44 and Psalm 82? 6 “This is what the Lord says— Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. 7 ...
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Psalm 88: does it apply to the New Testament's Christian God?

You asked two questions, one of them probably overly broad, but I'll reply (at least briefly) to both. Is the God that this psalm refers to the same God as our Christian God, i.e. Christ's father in ...
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