Psalms
noun plural but singular in construction a collection of sacred poems forming a book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Psalms — • The Psalter, or Book of Psalms, is the first book of the Writings , i.e. of the third section of the printed Hebrew Bible of today. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Psalms     Psalms …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Psalms — 1 Psalms 2 Psalms 3 Psalms 4 Psalms 5 Psalms 6 Psalms 7 Psalms 8 Psalms 9 Psalms 10 Psalms 11 Psalms 12 Psalms 13 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Psalms — [sämz] n. Bible a book consisting of 150 psalms: abbrev. Psa: also Book of Psalms …   English World dictionary

  • Psalms — Psalm redirects here. For other uses, see Psalm (disambiguation). Hebrew Bible …   Wikipedia

  • Psalms — /sahmz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a book of the Bible, composed of 150 songs, hymns, and prayers. Abbr.: Ps. * * * ▪ biblical literature       book of the Old Testament composed of sacred songs, or of sacred poems meant to be sung. In the Hebrew …   Universalium

  • Psalms — In the OT, a collection of 150 self contained poems and prayers without narrative contexts, traditionally ascribed to King David, but regarded by modern scholarship as mostly anonymous compositions of various dates and for undeclared occasions,… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Psalms —    The psalms are the production of various authors. Only a portion of the Book of Psalms claims David as its author. Other inspired poets in successive generations added now one now another contribution to the sacred collection, and thus in the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Psalms —    For several centuries, the churches of the Reformed tradition followed the lead of John Calvin in using the biblical book of Psalms as the only source for their hymnody. To make the Psalms accessible to contemporary congregations, they were… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Psalms — noun an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 Psalms • Syn: ↑Book of Psalms • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑Hagiographa, ↑Ketubim, ↑Writings, ↑Old Testament …   Useful english dictionary

  • PSALMS —    the religious poetry of ANCIENT JUDAISM found primarily in the Book of Psalms in the HEBREW BIBLE …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • psalms — sÉ‘(l)m /sɑːm n. sacred song or hymn from the Book of Psalms in the Bible …   English contemporary dictionary

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