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This is the most significant lament psalm, but is also a psalm of trust and a messianic psalm.
[Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 23]

This is, in the words of Dr. Allen, "an equisite psalm" and a significant psalm related to Christ's death and resurrection.
[Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 23]

No where in this lament psalm is there any punish element against the enemies like many other lament psalms.
[Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 36]

The enemies in this psalm are bulls, lions and dogs. There is a chiasm with bulls, lions, and dogs mentioned in verses 12, 13, 16. Then, dogs, lions and wild oxen mentioned in verses 20 and 21.
[Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 32]

This psalm contains a detailed explanation of the pain of someone suffering through crucifixion, which was unknown in David's time. (David was the author of this psalm)
[Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 34]



Psalm 22:10. They pierced my hands and feet. The Hebrew Bible says, "As a lion, my hands and feet."
This is a problem, it is a copyist's error. They pierced my hands and my feet is correct.
[Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 35]

"This psalm does not end with the crucifixion, it ends with the resurrection."
[Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 36]

"In verse 1 -21, Jesus 'endured the cross,' but now He enters into 'the joy that was set before Him' (Heb. 12:2, and see Jude 24). He had prayed to be delivered out of death (Heb. 5:7), and that prayer was answered... according to Hebrews 2:12, the risen Christ praised God in the midst of His people after His resurrection. Note that in His song, our Lord deals with the expanding outreach of the atoning work He finished on the cross."
[Wiersbe, 134]

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