Intro to the Psalms as Torah

Welcome to the new series on the Psalms! For the next two years, we will be going through the Psalms chapter by chapter to discover its ancient Near Eastern Hebrew context. Special focus areas will be on connections to the Torah, honor & shame, justice & righteousness, the Messiah, and the kingship of YHWH. The Psalms will be split into 50 separate sections consisting of 2-4 psalms each video and a video will be posted every other week. However, before we can begin with reading the Psalms, I will begin with an introduction to the Psalms covering its historical usage, thematic connections, types of psalms, analysis of the lament, order and disorder, and the structure of the Psalms. I pray you enjoy!

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the Torah of the Lord, and in His Torah he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Oops! You don't have access to this content!

You will need Silver level access to watch this teaching.

Alternatively, you can purchase this teaching on DVD or download via the Digital Download store.


  1. Adam Larson on January 3, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Ryan, great intro. Just an FYI, the link for the PPT doesn’t work. It just loops you back to this page.

    • Ryan White on January 3, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Thanks! Sorry about the power point issue, I accidentally copied and pasted the wrong link. Its been fixed now!

  2. John McCarthy on January 9, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Hi Ryan, Just wanted to let you know the link: “Download Intro to the Psalms as Torah Part 2 Video” is not working. Part 1 works but not Part 2. Hope you are having a great time at the conference!

    • Ryan White on January 9, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Thanks for letting me know! Just checked the code and there was an extra period which was causing the issues. Should be fixed now. I’m having an incredible time here at the conference! Shabbat Shalom!!!

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.