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Are the notations in Psalms inspired?

by Stephen Davey

A listener from Virginia asked: Are the notations before the Psalms inspired?

Before several of the Psalms, there are notes regarding how the Psalm was to be used. For example, several Psalms give instructions to the choir director to put the Psalm into musical form.

In my opinion, these notations seem to have been added after the Psalm was written, and therefore are not part of the inspired text. They appear in what we call the Septuagint, which is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament. They are helpful notations, but not inspired.

Thanks for your question,


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