Who is the Man of Psalm 1:1?
At first glance the man of Psalm 1 seems like nothing more than a prescription for the saints to walk in righteousness throughout their lives. However, when we take a closer look, we discover some remarkable treasure in this Psalm that far surpasses a general exhortation of “don’t be bad…be good…or else!.”
In this video I explain the following:
- The primary thrust of Psalm 1 concerns a specific Man.
- This individual is described with Joseph and Joshua-like characteristics.
- These characteristics include a Man destined for sacrifice and supremacy, as prophesied by Jacob and Moses.
Images: by Jim Lepage (some rights reserved)
Cole, Robert Luther. Psalms 1-2: Gateway to the Psalter. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.
Mitchell, David C. The Message of the Psalter: An Eschatological Programme in the Books of Psalms. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.
Mitchell, David C. Messiah ben Joseph in the Book of Psalms. Lecture given intercollegiate Senior Seminar in Old Testament and Hebrew Studies. Oxford University, 22 February 2010