"Blessed is he who considers the poor" Perspectives from Book V in the Psalter

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  • Abstract:

    The fifth book of the Psalter shows a notable increase in the attention given to the poor. Several psalms therein emphasize this topic and occupy specific positions, e.g., Pss 107, 109, 146, and 147. Dominant themes are hunger, justice, and the constant and all-embracing support that God gives, and which leads, towards the end of the Psalter, to a number of psalms dedicated to praise of God.