Lectionary Year B
December 1, 2002
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

Step III: Immediate Context


S. Mowinckel proposes the historical context of the Kingdom of Israel (north) just before or after its fall to Assyria for use in public worship as a lament and prayer for restoration. (Vol. II, p. 152), due to the reference to "northern" tribes".

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