To the choirmaster:
according to Lilies.
A Maskil of the Sons of Korah;
a love song.
As a love song this illustration of God love for His people is put in the allegorical, which appeals to all women everywhere. He is the king and lover and we are the princesses and queen. This is often hard for the men to relate too. That’s ok, there are plenty of shepherd and mighty warrior psalms for the men.
FYI: A Maskil is a contemplative poem or song, rooting from the verb, to be prudent.
FYI: The Sons of Korah, were in charge of what was allowed into the services, and the court of the tabernacle. Many of the Psalms are specifically called to their attention.
Veils hide things. They are there to only allow those who are intimate in. They keep the common and non family out.
There were actually two veils in the Tabernacle, one served as the door of the tent and the other separated the holy place from the holy of holies.
Behind the second curtain stood a tent called the Holy of Holies, Heb 9:3
However it is the inner one we are interested in. Anyone could look in through that first veil, in fact it is called a screen and may not have been woven as tight as the second one. Only on the Day of Atonement, i.e., Yom Kippur would one be allowed to go through this veil and that one is only the High Priest.
“And you shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet stuff and fine twined linen; in skilled work shall it be made, with cherubim; 32 and you shall hang it upon four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, with hooks of gold, upon four bases of silver. 33 And you shall hang the veil from the clasps, and bring the ark of the testimony in thither within the veil; and the veil shall separate for you the holy place from the most holy. 34 You shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. 35 And you shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand on the south side of the tabernacle opposite the table; and you shall put the table on the north side.”
36 “And you shall make a screen for the door of the tent, of blue and purple and scarlet stuff and fine twined linen, embroidered with needlework. 37 And you shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall cast five bases of bronze for them.” Ex. 26:31-37
To the choirmaster.
A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song.
The Sons of Korah were in charge of what was allowed into the services, and the court of the tabernacle. Many of the Psalms are specifically called to their attention.
Shallum the son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his kinsmen of his fathers’ house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent, as their fathers had been in charge of the camp of the LORD, keepers of the entrance. 1Chr. 9:19
This is the only psalm specifically written for women. The Alamot or here Alamoth, these are the women who were seeking the coming Messiah. Obviously this was to be sung in the tabernacle by the women. It was only in the temple of the New Testament that we see a separate court of the women. They were not originally kept out.
- FYI: The reason for the separation is that the Rabbis claimed that it would be indiscreet to ask a woman if she was having her menses and therefore ceremonially unclean. Or what if a woman accidentally started her flow while in the temple, the in tire temple would be unclean. So they just barred them from the area. This is the result of the curse in that men will always rule over women.[Gen 3:16] However when Messiah walked the earth such a woman touched Him. He was not made unclean, she was made clean. [Mark 5:24-34]
There is a love song hidden in the Cycle of Levitical Feasts. Every bit a sweet and lovely as the Song of Songs.
Because the inherited church long ago rejected all things “Jewish” we have all lost the song. We don’t dance the dance, we don’t eat the food, we cannot hear our Lover’s call. These are Biblical Feast we were never meant to lose. We were always to sing two songs.
And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
“Great and wonderful are thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages! Rev. 15:3 Continue reading