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Bible Hub. “1. The Significance of the Psalms | Bible.org.” Bible.org, 2019, bible.org/seriespage/1-significance-psalms. Accessed 22 Dec. 2019.

---. “A Thanksgiving Mode of Glorifying God.” Biblehub.com, 2019, biblehub.com/sermons/auth/ward/a_thanksgiving_mode_of_glorifying_god.htm. Accessed 21 Dec. 2019.

---. “Thanksgiving due to God Alone.” Biblehub.com, Bible Hub, 2019, biblehub.com/sermons/pub/thanksgiving_due_to_god_alone.htm. Accessed 21 Dec. 2019.

---. “The Duty of Praise and Thanksgiving.” Biblehub.com, 2019, biblehub.com/sermons/auth/atterbury/the_duty_of_praise_and_thanksgiving.htm. Accessed 21 Dec. 2019.

---. “True Religion and Its Counterfeits.” Biblehub.com, 2019, biblehub.com/sermons/auth/forsyth/true_religion_and_its_counterfeits.htm. Accessed 21 Dec. 2019. Article Author: William Forsyth.

Bullinger, Etherlbert W. The Companion Bible: Being the Authorized Version of 1611 with the Structures and Notes, Critical, Explanatory and Suggestive and with 198 Appendixes. New Knoxville, Tenn., American Christian Press, 1986, ref.ly/logosres/companionbible?art=ps.2.9&off=9. Accessed 20 Dec. 2019.

CSB Study Bible : Christian Standard Bible. Edited by Edwin Blum DR. and Trevin Wax, Nashville, Tennessee, Holman Bible Publishers, 2017, pp. 815–943, ref.ly/logosres/csbstudybible?ref=BibleHCSB.Ps50.17-20&off=252. Accessed 20 Dec. 2019.

Denny. “Why Are Psalms Written ‘for the Choir Director’?” Denny Prutow, 2016, dennyprutow.com/why-are-psalms-written-for-the-choir-director/#easy-footnote-bottom-1. Accessed 18 Dec. 2019.

Gaiser, Frederick. The David of Psalm 51: Reading Psalm 51 in Light of Psalm 50. Word & World, 2003.

Hedges, Brian. “Why Did God Gave Us the Psalms? How Can I Start Praying the Psalms?” Christianity.com, Salem Web Network, 15 Nov. 2012, www.christianity.com/bible/books-of-the-bible/why-god-gave-us-the-psalms.html. Accessed 21 Dec. 2019.

Henry, Matthew. Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible : Complete and Unabridged. Peabody, Mass., Hendrickson Publishers, 1991, ref.ly/logosres/mhenry?ref=Bible.Ps50.7-15&off=946.

Houston, James M, et al. Psalms as Christian Worship - an Historical Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI.; Cambridge, U.K., William B Eerdmans Publishing, 2010, ref.ly/logosres/pschrworship?ref=Page.p+iv. Accessed 18 Dec. 2019. “The Psalm of All Psalms” is the title the Anglican liturgist Psalm 51.

Keil, Carl Friedrich, and Franz Delitzsch. Commentary on the Old Testament. Peabody, Massachusetts, Hendrickson Publishers, 2011.

Losch, Richard R. All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture. 6th ed., Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, U.K., William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008, ref.ly/logosres/llpeoplebbl?art=a.86. Accessed 18 Dec. 2019. Asaph was one of the three prime musicians in David’s Tabernacle. He was a Levite, thus in the line of hereditary priests, although it is unknown whether he was actually a priest himself. He is apparently the ancestor of a long line of temple musicians known as the “Sons of Asaph.” Asaph is mentioned in the opening lines of Psalms 50 and 73–83. This means that either he wrote them, or they were in the style established by him, or they were composed by the guild bearing his name. Probably some of the twelve fall into each of these categories. When David had built the Tabernacle and brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, it was accompanied by the musicians Asaph, Ethan, and Heman, representatives of the three major clans of the Levites. They sang and struck cymbals as the Ark entered the city, and thereafter Asaph was made the chief of the musicians who sang and played the harp and cymbals at formal ceremonies in the Tabernacle. Asaph’s music was considered prophetic (1 Chron. 25:1–2). Jahaziel, a temple musician and “a Levite and descendant of Asaph” (2 Chron. 20:14), used prophetic song to inspire Judah to defeat the Edomites. He is called “Asaph the seer” in 2 Chronicles 29:30. The guild of the “Sons of Asaph” was responsible for the music in the temple after the exile (Ezra 3:10)..

Murray, Robert. PSALM 51: Some Interpretations Examined. , 5 Aug. 2007.

Olbricht, Owen. The Holy Spirit: Person and Work. Delight,. Arkansas, Gospel Light Pub. Co., 1999.

Pawson, David, Dr. “David Pawson: Psalms.” Davidpawson.org, 2016, www.davidpawson.org/resources/category/old-testament-studies/psalms/. Accessed 18 Dec. 2019. Psalms 50-51-Dr. Pawson explains in Psalm 50 the importance of worshipping with a pure and sincere heart. In Psalm 51 he explains David’s response to the psalm via repentance.

Perkins, Betsy. “PSALM 50 and 51.” First Baptist Church of Delavan, First Baptist Church of Delavan, 2018, firstbaptistdelavan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PSALM-50-51.pdf. Accessed 18 Dec. 2019. A psalm of Asaph. A teaching psalm about True Worship. Asaph was one of David’s three choir leaders (1 Chron.6:39, 16:5).

Pope, Kyle. “What Does Psalm 51:5 Teach?” Ancientroadpublications.com, 2019, ancientroadpublications.com/Studies/BiblicalStudies/Psalm51.5.html. Accessed 17 Dec. 2019.

Probable Timeline of When Each Psalm Was Written - Study Resources. “Probable Timeline of When Each Psalm Was Written - Study Resources.” Blue Letter Bible, 2019, www.blueletterbible.org/study/parallel/paral18.cfm. Accessed 17 Dec. 2019.

SW-Admin. “Psalm 50 Commentary - Sermon Writer.” Sermon Writer, 2017, sermonwriter.com/psalm-50-commentary/. Accessed 21 Dec. 2019.