What is the book of Psalms
The Book of Psalms is a collection 150 religious songs. These are wonderful hymns of praise, songs of supplication, penitent, didactic, patriotic – religious and many others. They have different authors, they were built between the 11th and 4th centuries BC. More than seventy psalms are probably written by King David.
The book of Psalms is divided into five parts, in the image of a five-book. Outstanding poets translated psalms into our native language, including Jan Kochanowski, Czesław Miłosz and Leopold Staff.
The term psalm itself comes from the Greek word psalmos. It means a song performed to the accompaniment of stringed instruments. The biblical psalms include religious songs of Israel, related to the liturgy of the temple, and with prayer in the synagogue.
Psalms occupy a very important place in the liturgy of the church. They are characterized by the depth of religious experiences, emotional wealth and great poetic value.
The psalms greatly influenced the changes in lyrical poetry. Poets from different eras referred to their form and style.
There are psalms not only in the Christian religion. Numerous fragments of the Koran have a form that is very similar to the psalms.