Poetic prayer, one of 150 contained in the Old Testament Book of Psalms. "Psalm" comes from the Greek psallein, "to sing accompanied"; the Hebrew name for the book is Tehillim, "praises." King David of Israel, says tradition, composed most of the poems and assembled the book; the Levites provided the singing and the music for them. Psalms are treasured by both Jews and Christians and occupy central places in their liturgical traditions. Numeration of the psalms differs slightly among the traditions.
   The most common systems are shown in the table on p. 181.

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