Tehillim / Psalms 83 | ספר תהילים פג, Part 1, Comments on the Necessity of the Silence of God


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 82:1-8, the Psalm opens saying, א   שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לְאָסָף: ב   אֱלֹהִים אַל-דֳּמִי-לָךְ אַל-תֶּחֱרַשׁ וְאַל-תִּשְׁקֹט אֵל:  A song. A psalm of Asaph. 83:1 O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still. (NASB)  Asaph asks three things, to not remain quiet, silent, or still.  He continues with reasons for his request saying, ג   כִּי-הִנֵּה אוֹיְבֶיךָ יֶהֱמָיוּן וּמְשַֹנְאֶיךָ נָשְֹאוּ רֹאשׁ: ד   עַל-עַמְּךָ יַעֲרִימוּ סוֹד וְיִתְיָעֲצוּ עַל-צְפוּנֶיךָ: ה   אָמְרוּ לְכוּ וְנַכְחִידֵם מִגּוֹי וְלֹא-יִזָּכֵר שֵׁם-יִשְֹרָאֵל עוֹד:  83:2 For behold, Your enemies make an uproar, And those who hate You have exalted themselves. 83:3 They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones. 83:4 They have said, ‘Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more.’ (NASB)  He says that the nations come together in agreement, ו   כִּי נוֹעֲצוּ לֵב יַחְדָּו עָלֶיךָ בְּרִית יִכְרֹתוּ: 83:5 For they have conspired together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant: (NASB) Asaph asks three things, to not remain quiet, silent, or still.  Lamentations 3:26 states, ט֤וֹב וְיָחִיל֙ וְדוּמָ֔ם לִתְשׁוּעַ֖ת יְהוָֽה׃ 3:26 It is good that a man should quietly wait For the salvation of the LORD. (NASB)   It is believed that Jeremiah wrote the book of Lamentations.  Jeremiah says that it is good for a man to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.  There appears to be a purpose behind the apparent quietness, silence, or stillness of God. Read More here: Tehillim 83-Part1

Previous articleBits of Torah Truths, Parashat Shemot, What’s in a Name?
Next articleBits of Torah Truths, Parashat Va’era, The Revelation of the Name
Dr. Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher.Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!