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Psalm (Lat. psalmus; Gk. psalmos)locked

  • Christian Troelsgård,
  • John Arthur Smith,
  • Terence Bailey,
  • Paul Doe,
  • Alejandro Enrique Planchart
  •  and Malcolm Boyd


An ancient Near Eastern or ancient Egyptian sacred poem exhibiting the following main characteristics: a theocentric subject, short bifurcated units of literary construction and parallelism of clauses (parallelismus membrorum, ‘thought rhyme’); or a setting of such a poem to music. The Greek word itself, used in the Septuagint and the New Testament for the book of ...

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