21 Jun 2006

The Book of Psalms, one of the Books of the “TANAKH,” or the Bible. It is a collection of songs of praise to the Creator, songs that arise from the soul of a person at different stages and in different situations in life. The keynote of “Tehilim” is intense spirituality, and its greatness is recognized by the Jewish as well as the Gentile Communities.

The principal author was King David, known as the “sweet singer of Israel.” But ten other “distinguished” authors also contributed one more of the 150 chapters. They are “Adam HaRishon” (First Man), Malkitzedek (King of Jerusalem in time of Avraham), Avraham, Moshe, Heyman (not to be confused with the evil Haman of Purim notoriety), Yeduthun, Asaph, and the three sons of Korach.