Talk:Psalms

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Proposed merge from David[edit]

I don't think the Psalms attributed to David on his page should presently be merged here, but that other quotations of remarks of David from other books of the Bible be added to that page. I probably won't have time to do this myself for at least a few days, but would be willing to find some such quotes within the next week or so. ~ Kalki 12:26, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

I agree that it would be good to develop an article on King David separate from, and linked to, the Psalms. At present we have two articles with undifferentiated, overlapping scope. ~ Ningauble 12:58, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

I Agree that an article about King David should be separate from the psalms because David is not the only writer of the Psalms.

Also the Name used at Psalms 83:18 is not just the title god or lord, but is the divine name or Tetragramation (יהוה) which is most often translated Jehovah; so the message isn't: "Then they'll learn your name: 'God,' the one and only High God on earth." but instead: "Then they'll learn your name: "יהוה(Jehovah)," the Most High God in the universe. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 76.108.108.227 (talk)

I demoted the suggested article merge to a suggested section merge. ~ Ningauble 14:42, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Citations & translations[edit]

The current version of this article fails to identify the translation used for most of the quotes. They should be sourced, and I do not think unconventional versions should be used without showing a comparison to more familiar ones. (The Message may not be the best example of a paraphrase/"dynamic equivalence" edition to quote, as it is too new (2002) to have shown it can withstand the test of time. For examples of this type, the Good News Bible and The Living Bible are more widely known and, importantly for our purposes, widely quoted.)

A recent experiment with side-by-side translations is an interesting idea. (There are some templates that could help it render better.) I am not sure whether the advantages outweigh the potential drawbacks of this departure from the usual Wikiquote layout. ~ Ningauble 14:50, 4 April 2009 (UTC)