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Psalm 53: Author: David
   Category: Wisdom Psalm
   Theme: Folly and Wickedness of Men.
           For the choir director; according to Mahalath.
           A Maskil of David.
Psalm 54: Author: David
   Category: Lament Psalm
   Theme: Prayer for Defense against Enemies. For the choir
            director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David,
            when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, "Is not David
            hiding himself among us?"
Psalm 55: Author: David
   Category: Lament Psalm and Messianic Psalm
   Theme: Prayer for the Destruction of the Treacherous. For the
        choir director; on stringed instruments. AMaskil of David.
Psalm 56: Author: David
   Category: Lament (of the individual) Psalm
   Theme: Supplication for Deliverance and Grateful Trust in
          God. For the choir director; according to Jonath elem
          rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized
          him in Gath.
Psalm 57: Author: David
   Category: Psalm of Trust and Lament
   Theme: Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors. For the
           choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of
           David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.
Psalm 58: Author: David
   Category: Imprecatory Psalm (also, Psalm of Lament)
   Theme: Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked.
            For the choir director; set to Al-teshheth.
            A Mikhtam of David.

Psalm 59: Author: David
   Category: Lament Psalm
   Theme: Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies. For the choir
             director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when
             Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to
             kill him.
Psalm 60: Author: David
   Category: Psalm of Trust and Lament (of the community)
   Theme: Lament over Defeat in Battle, and Prayer for Help.
           For the choir director; according to Shushan Eduth.
           A Mikhtam of David, to teach; when he struggled with
           Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote 12000 of
           Edom in the Valley of Salt.
Psalm 61: Author: David
   Category: Royal Psalm and Psalm of Trust and Lament
   Theme: Confidence in God's Protection. For the choir
            director; on a stringed instrument.
Psalm 62: Author: David
   Category: Wisdom Psalm
   Theme: God Alone a Refuge from Treachery and Oppression.
              For the choir director; according to Jeduthun.


[ categories identified by Radmacher, 683-689]
[ themes and authors provided by NASB Giant Print Reference Bible Updated Edition ]

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