Tradition attributes the main paternity to King David. The psalms of David are gathered in five books and for the Jewish canonical version comprise in total 150 psalms numbered from 1 to 150.
Some commentators consider that the Psalms of David were written much later than at the time of King David from different sources and collected rather late compared to the time of King David, who lived from -1040 to -970.
In support of this, we can cite Psalm 137, which evokes the exile of Babylon, which is evidently largely posterior to the reign of King David.
However, in my deciphering of the psalms of David, not only is the exile of Babylon mentioned, apart from Psalm 137, but all the events associated with the Jewish people since the death of Solomon in 930 BC to the present day , see beyond, since the events of 2010 to 2030 are also mentioned.
So I kept the hypothesis that the psalms of David were written by himself and his companions because of a vision that David had of the future world.
This capacity for seeing the future by David and his companions is well evoked in the Bible.
On the other hand, I built a theory that explains David’s ability, but it is not mentioned on this website, it will be the subject of a future book I hope.
By thus abstracting from the different theories which redefine the paternity and chronology of the creation of the books of the psalms, I have studied these psalms as they have been transmitted to us until now. That is to say with their canonical numbering and their assembly in the five books of collection of the psalms constituting the Hebrew canon.
As I explain in the « SHAVUOT » page, each psalm can then be associated with a generation of the Jewish people. A generation: twenty years, a psalm: twenty years. And this in keeping with the order of the psalm as it was transmitted to us: the first psalm, the first generation, the second psalm, the second generation, and so on until the current generation the 147th corresponding to the years 2010 at 2030.
In the « about » page, I point out some of these correspondences that show that this association « psalm / generation » is far from being a wobbly or absurd construction.
In order to facilitate the exploitation of this site, I have made available each of David’s Psalms, from Psalm 1 to Psalm 147. Psalms 148 to 150 are not included because they are supposed to be associated with a more distant future. after 2030. My goal is not to compete with Nostradamus.
For the English pages of this website, and for any quotation from the Jewish Bible (Old Testament), I favored the translations offered by the website https://www.chabad.org/
To each of the psalms mentioned we propose a gateway (« click ») to our commentary of this psalm supposed to match it with the corresponding generation.