Tehillim / Psalms 76, Part 1, Great is His Name to Keep Us!

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 76:1-12, the psalm opens א  לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף שִׁיר:  For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song. (NASB)  The introduction sounds very reminiscent of David’s Psalms that have the similar wording.  Asaph begins saying, ב   נוֹדָע בִּיהוּדָה אֱלֹהִים בְּיִשְֹרָאֵל גָּדוֹל שְׁמוֹ: ג   וַיְהִי בְשָׁלֵם סֻכּוֹ וּמְעוֹנָתוֹ בְצִיּוֹן:  76:1 God is known in Judah; His name is great in Israel. 76:2 His tabernacle is in Salem; His dwelling place also is in Zion. (NASB)  Why does Asaph say the tabernacle is in Salem?  The Lords power and victory is described saying, ד   שָׁמָּה שִׁבַּר רִשְׁפֵי-קָשֶׁת מָגֵן וְחֶרֶב וּמִלְחָמָה סֶלָה: ה   נָאוֹר אַתָּה אַדִּיר מֵהַרְרֵי-טָרֶף: 76:3 There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah. 76:4 You are resplendent, More majestic than the mountains of prey. 76:5 The stouthearted were plundered, They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands. (NASB)  The power of God is described as being greater than the mountains, the mountains of prey.  What are the mountains of prey?  Why does the enemy sleep after being plundered? Read more here: Tehillim 76-Part1

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