25- Standing on the Steps of the Holy Temple

Shirei HaMaalot (Mizmorim 102-134): Their Structure and Story

 What characterizes these 15 short songs and what connects them?     

Contextual interpretations shows the structure of 3 units (120-124; 125-129, 130-134), describing the return of the Jewish people from the exile to Jerusalem, building of the city and establishment of religious life in the Temple. The entire collection of these mimzorim is well integrated into the narrative of Book V as a bridge between Mizmor 119 and the Great Hallel (135-136).

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