Messiah_Pharisees

Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

Matthew 26:59-61 – “Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council,
sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, [yet] found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, And said, This [fellow] said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

Mark 14:55-56 – “And the chief priests and all the council sought for
witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.  For
many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not
together.


The Book of Psalms (Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים or תהילים; Tehillim; lit. “Praises”), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, is the first book of the “Writings”, the third section of the Hebrew Bible.[1]

The composition of the psalms spans at least five centuries, from Psalm 29, which is adapted from early Canaanite worship, to others which are clearly from the post-Exilic period. The majority originated in the southern kingdom of Judah and were associated with the Temple in Jerusalem, where they probably functioned as libretto during the Temple worship.[2]

[1] Mazor, Lea (2011). “Book of Psalms”. In Berlin, Adele; Grossman, Maxine. The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion. Oxford University Press

[2] Kselman, John S. (2007). “Psalms”. In Coogan, Michael D.; Newsom, Carol Ann. The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books. Oxford UNiversity Press.


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