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Psalm 42: Author: Sons of Korah
   Category: Psalm of Lament (of the individual) and Trust
   Theme: Thirsting for God in Trouble and Exile.
                For the choir director.
Psalm 43: Author: Sons of Korah
   Category: Psalm of Lament (of the individual) and Trust
   Theme: Prayer for Deliverance.
      (Note: Psalms 42 and Psalm 43 were once one psalm)
Psalm 44: Author: Sons of Korah
   Category: Psalm of Lament
   Theme: Former Deliverances and Present Troubles.
                For the choir director.
Psalm 45: Author: Sons of Korah
   Category: Royal Psalm and Messianic Psalm
   Theme: A Song Celebrating the King's Marriage.
          For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim.
          A Song of Love.
Psalm 46: Author: Sons of Korah
   Category: Psalm of Praise and Trust and a Song of Zion
   Theme: God the Refuge of His People. For the choir
            director; set to Alamoth. A Song.

Psalm 47: Author: Sons of Korah
   Category: Psalm of Praise and Song of Zion and a Royal Psalm
   Theme: God the King of the Earth. For the choir director.
Psalm 48: Author: Sons of Korah
   Category: Psalm of Praise and Song of Zion
   Theme: The Beauty and Glory of Zion. A Song.
Psalm 49: Author: Sons of Korah
   Category: Wisdom Psalm
   Theme: The Folly of Trusting in Riches. For the choir director.
Psalm 50: Author: Asaph
   Category: Wisdom Psalm
   Theme: God the Judge of the Righteous and the Wicked.
Psalm 51: Author: David
   Category: Lament (of penitence) Psalm
   Theme: A Contrite Sinner's Prayer for Pardon. For the
           choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the
           prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Psalm 52: Author: David
   Category: Lament (of the individual) Psalm
   Theme: Futility of Boastful Wickedness. For the choir director.
           When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to
           him, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech."


[ categories identified by Radmacher, 676-683]
[ themes and authors provided by NASB Giant Print Reference Bible Updated Edition ]

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