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What is the Genre of Psalm 23?

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asked Jun 8, 2017 in Psalms by plainplow (1,440 points)
What is the Genre of Psalm 23? Is it a lament? A praise psalm? A meditative psalm?

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answered Jun 8, 2017 by bible-answers (3,520 points)

The 23rd psalm is not a lament psalm – David isn’t working through a problem in his life. Neither is this psalm strictly a praise psalm – he’s not calling people to praise the Lord specifically.

Instead Psalm 23 may be classified as a reflective or meditative psalm. It’s a psalm that’s meant to make us stop and think about something.

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