What is Psalm 151?


Did you even know there was a Psalm 151? The truth is there are many more psalms than the 150 found in the Bible. A psalm is a genre and there is no reason why we can’t write more psalms.

There is a Psalm 151 that is a part of the apocrypha. It is actually two psalms, Psalm 151A (vv. 1-5) and Psalm 151B (vv. 6-7). While Psalm 151 has been a part of the Septuagint, a Hebrew version was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Psalm 151 is a narrative of the choosing of David among his brothers and the killing of Goliath.

You can find the text for Psalm 151¬†online but I’m using the one found in the The New Oxford Annotated Bible.

If you want to learn more about the Apocrypha, I recommend that you listen to this podcast episode:

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