Unit I, Tehillim 3-14
Tehillim 3-14, the first unit in Book 1, forms a chiastic structure around its central mizmor, Tehillim 8. This mizmor describes the place of man in relation to God and the creation. The contextual interpretation will be used to show how parallel verses in proximal chapters surrounding this mizmor reinforce the concept that the respect given to man places upon him the responsibility to take care of creation.
The overall structure and story of Book 1, mizmorim 1-41, are presented using contextual interpretation.