On the Psalms. I.
... inscriptions nowhere contain the word "songs," but only "psalm" or "psalms;" for
the ... songs" at the end; and wherever there is the word "degrees," there we do ...
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After These Things, Her Nine Months Being Fulfilled, Anna Brought ...
... Another reading is: And there were about the temple, according to the fifteen Psalms
of Degrees, fifteen steps of ascent: the temple was on a mountain, and ...
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Three Degrees of Love I Shall Tell Thee, for I Would that Thou ...
... Then must thou be long over a few psalms. ... second degree also: for languishing is
when men fail for sickness, and they who are in these two degrees fail from ...
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... 5, 6). It is from such pilgrim-psalms by the way as Psalm 84 or from the Songs of
Ascent to the Holy City (commonly known as the Psalms of Degrees), that we ...
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And when the Circle of Three Years had Rolled Round...
... Now there were round the temple, according to the fifteen Psalms of Degrees, 
fifteen steps going up; for, on account of the temple having been built on ...
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The Gate of Nicanor, or the East Gate of the Court of Israel.
... stood upon the fifteen steps going down out of the Court of Israel into the Women's
Court, singing according to the number of the fifteen psalms of degrees," &c ...
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Letter vii. To Chromatius, Jovinus, and Eusebius.
...  He can scale already that ladder of which the psalms of degrees  are a
type; whilst I, still weeping on its first step, hardly know whether I shall ...
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How the Fact that the Number of the Psalms was to be Twelve was ...
... of weak ones is sure to be found); and when in different degrees they strove, each
according to his own powers, to fix an enormous number of Psalms, and some ...
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Appendix 1 Massecheth Middoth
... And fifteen steps went up from there to the Court of Israel, like the fifteen
degrees in the Psalms [Songs of Degrees in the Psalms]. ...
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The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the ...
... the thought expressed in one line or one couplet is carried forward and developed
in the next, forming what are called the Psalms of Ascent (of Degrees'). ...
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ATS Bible DictionaryPsalms Of Degrees
Is the title prefixed to fifteen psalms, from Psalm 120 to Psalm 134 inclusive. Of this title commentators have proposed a variety of explanations. The most probable are the following: First, pilgrim songs, sung by the Israelites while going up to Jerusalem to worship; compare Psalm 122:4; but to this explanation the contents of only a few of these psalms are appropriate, as for instance, of Psalm 122:1-9. Secondly, others suppose the title to refer to a species of rhythm in these psalms; by which the sense ascends, as it were, by degrees, one member or clause frequently repeating the words with which the preceding member closes. Thus in Psalm 121:1-8,
1. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, From whence cometh my help.
2. My help cometh from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; Thy keeper will not slumber.
4. Lo, not slumber nor sleep will the keeper of Israel.
But this solution does not well apply to all these psalms.
Psalms of David in Celebrating his Deliverance
Psalms of David: At the Close of his Reign
Psalms of David: Upon the Occasion of Moving the Ark of the Covenant
Psalms Of Degrees
Psalms of Hannah, in Thankfulness for a Son
Psalms of Hezekiah, Celebrating Deliverance from Death
Psalms of Isaiah
Psalms of Mary
Psalms of Moses, Celebrating the Deliverance at the Red Sea
Psalms: Didactic Songs Composed by Moses, Celebrating the Providence, Righteousness
Psalms: Praise for God's Attributes
Psalms: Song of Deborah, Celebrating Israel's Victory Over Sisera
Psalms: Thanksgiving for God's Goodness to Good Men
Psalms: Thanksgiving for God's Mercies to Individuals
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