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About PsalmStudy ™ - A Bible Study Web Site

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PsalmStudy ™ is published in Jesus' name to the greater glory of God.   The Word of the Lord Endures Forever


This site, as with all sites, it is a continuous work in progress.  Feedback , comments, and questions are welcome by e-mail at: 

Sharing the material on this site may be characterized as what C.S. Lewis wrote in his Reflections on the Psalms: I am comparing notes, not presuming to instruct.  Readers are encuaged to compare notes by E-Mail Contact:   

All links and reading material on PsalmStudy attempt to represent a fundamental Christian understanding of the Holy Word of God when comparing Scripture with Scripture.  The title PsalmStudy reminds us that Psalm 1 is considered to be the gateway to the rest of the Psalms and indeed to the rest of Scripture. It shows us:
  The holiness and happiness of the good (verses 1-3),
  The sinfulness and misery of the wicked (verses 4- 5, and
  The ground and reason of both (verse 6).


The site is intended to:

Appeal to the general interests of a lot of people who know very little about Scripture.

Appeal to the special interests of a few people who know a lot about Scripture.

Provide a niche of topics that are not in the mainstream of Web sites about Scripture.

Be a family site that is safe for both adults and children.

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The Site's Publisher

Jim MacGregor Publishes The PsalmStudy site.  Jim lives in Springfield, Virginia.  Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in New York City, and has lived most of his life in Virginia.  He served as an officer in the U.S. Army, and he later worked as a systems engineer supporting Government projects.  He is a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield, Virginia. Read more about Jim at Jim's Teaching Mission.  Jim may be reached by e-mail:   .


This site and the documents linked from it include commentaries by the Church Fathers, Reformers, contemporaries of Reformers, and later Christian writers.  Those commentaries are not supplements to Scripture.  Rather, they help us to understand Scripture in ways that their authors did, just as the sermons and homilies of our modern day pastors do.

There are links and references to sources that are of various Christian theological persuasions.  Every attempt has been made to stay to the understanding of Scripture as seen in the writings of the first Christians, the Church Fathers, the Reformers, and later theologians as their writings focus on the particular topic in a manner that is consistent with a fundamental Christian understanding of the Bible and the doctrines to be found there when comparing Scripture with Scripture.  Jewish references are used for historical facts, definitions and translations of words, and the Jewish background to Christian beliefs.  Such sources are not used for any non-Christian theological points of view other than as points of reference or contrast.

Scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version ™ (ESV ™), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.  All rights reserved.  Each instance is identified with (ESV) in accordance with the publisher's rules for use in non-saleable media.  The ESV ™ is available on-line at

Many Scripture references and verses - the tools necessary to know Jesus - are repeated in their entirety under each heading to which they pertain to minimize the need for the reader to stop and look up references.  Each instance is identified with (ESV) in accordance with the publisher's rules for use in non-saleable media.  The English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible is used throughout the materials on this site except when other versions render text more closely to the original meaning of the Hebrew or Greek words.  Such instances are noted individually.

Extracts from the Book of Concord available on-line at http:// may be used freely.  According to the publisher: Those texts are from Triglot Concordia: The Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church: German-Latin-English published as a memorial of the quadricentenary jubilee of the Reformation in 1917 by resolution of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921).  Those texts are in the public domain and may be freely copied.

The following other materials are in the Public domain. They are used in this paper, rather than later versions that are in print, so that they may be quoted, copied, distributed, and used freely.

C.F.W. Walther  The Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel  Edited by Dau, William H.T.  Translated by Tiews, Christian.  St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1929.  Also available on-line (January 2019) at

Works of John Calvin available on-line at

Martin Luther, How Christians Should Regard Moses available on-line at

Martin Luther, Table Talk available on-line at

Many other commentaries available at

Many other dictionaries at

See also Reference Links for Bible Studies, Theology, Christian and Jewish History

Safety and Privacy

Policy: The PsalmStudy site rates itself "Safe for Kids" with parental guidance.  The PsalmStudy site does NOT use profanity or vulgarity.  Any violence is in a purely historical setting and NOT graphic.  The site is policed regularly to ensure that links remain to the intended sites and that those sites contain material within this policy.

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