Psl23.1

YAHWEH is my SHEPHERD

David is radical here. “Yahweh is my shepherd,” with the emphasis on “my”! Protocol in ancient Israel was to speak only about “our” God (think about the Shema prayer in Deut 6:4 – “the Lord OUR God is one”). To add to the ambitious tone, David calls Yahweh a shepherd? The lowest of the occupations. The dirty job of the shepherd was given to the youngest son (ie: David) because… More