I was looking at the wikipedia article on the Book of Psalms yesterday, just trying to get a little more interested in these short pieces. The one thing I found interesting was the attempt to date the individual psalms by the references within them. the inclusion of kings, prophets and leaders adds a little context for me.
How about you? Does a reference to David or Moses help put things in a better perspective?
Psalm 78 is my favorite in this block. A nice recap of the Exodus saga. Although I also like psalm 79 when the author asks God to torture others for a change and to not judge them for the sins of their fathers (although God has repeatedly stated that's how he prefers to do business).
As a side note, I'm pleasantly surprised that Zemanta/Blogger are recommending my blog for further reading on the subject of the Book of Psalms. Just shows that they know quality!