What Is The 23rd Psalm & Who Wrote It?


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Christopher Adam Profile
Psalm 23 is one of 150 chapters in the Old Testament's Books of Psalms, a compilation of songs, poems and hymns, which is sometimes also referred to as the Psalter.

There is some controversy as to who actually wrote the Book of Psalms. According to the Jewish faith, the psalms, including number 23, were written by David, the second king of Israel. It is much more likely, however, that the majority of Psalms were authored by a number of different authors, such as Jeduthun, who was responsible for music in David's court, Asaph--a name mentioned on four occasions in the Hebrew Scriptures--and a few of the psalms were signed by "the Sons of Korah." Very little is known about the individual authors, with the exception of King David.

The most important religious motif in Psalm 23 is that of the shepherd, which in Christian theology is used as a metaphor and an image depicting God's love and paternal care. This is also one of the most frequently recited of all the psalms.
Mary Frederick Profile
Mary Frederick answered
The Twenty-third Psalm is one of one-hundred fifty psalms, found in the Bible. The psalms were written from the time of Moses
until the Babylonian captivity in 586 BC.

David wrote seventy three of the psalms and others were written by Moses, the Sons of Korah, Asaph and his descendants.

The author of Psalm 23 is David, and he speaks of God as a good shepherd who watches over His people. David himself
was a shepherd as young boy. Just as sheep are completely dependent upon
a shepherd, he believed, he and others
are dependent upon God.

The psalm begins with the words, "The
Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want...,
I will fear no evil for You are with me." Ps. 23:1, 4b NIV

The following website has a beautiful presentation of this psalm, the favourite
of many people.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It is a psalm about how God shepherds our lives and the benefits of being a sheep under His care. It was written by David.

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