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In his lectures on the Psalms, Dr.

John Kleinig provided the class with a document he called Psalms


Course Notes. He more or less followed these class notes in his lectures on the Psalms. I have included a
link to these class notes throughout the lecture notes I took on the Psalms. Since these notes are
valuable to the students attending these lectures, I created a table of contents for the class notes (see
the next page). By looking at them, you can see the big picture of what is being covered in this class and
the page in the class notes of the psalm being discussed.

The lectures being taught by Dr. John Kleinig were recorded and placed on YouTube by some of his
students. Dr. Kleinig was about to retire, so they wanted to record the class so that future generations of
pastors and lay people could benefit from his teaching. This class is a seminary class taught at LCA
(Lutheran Church of Australia). I watched all 25 videos of this class and took copious notes on all of the
lectures (171 pages). I am making these notes available to the public. In a similar vein as with the class
notes, I also created a table of contents for the lecture notes that I took (see two pages below after the
table of contents for the class notes). I created a table of contents for the lecture notes in order to
provide an easy way to see what was covered and what pages to find the notes on the psalms that were
taught. In this table of contents I provide both the page numbers in the lecture notes for each of the
psalms and the page numbers of the class notes provided by Dr. Kleinig.

So I refer to the class notes provided by Dr. Kleinig as the Class Notes and the notes I took as I watched
the lectures as the Lecture Notes. I mention this so that the two sets of notes are not confused.
Table of Contents for the Class Notes on Psalms Provided by Dr. John Kleinig
Introduction (p. 2)

A. The Use of the Psalter (p. 2-6)

B. David and the Psalms (p. 7-8)

C. The Classification of the Psalms (p. 9-10)

D. The Structure of the Psalter (p. 11-12)

Two Introductory Psalms (p. 13)

Psalm 1 (p. 13-17)

Psalm 2 (p. 18-22)

Individual Laments (p. 23-24)

Psalm 13 (p. 25-28)

Psalm 57 (p. 29-34)

Psalm 26 (p. 35-40)

Psalm 22 (p. 41-48)

Psalm 88 (p. 49-54)

Psalms of Thanksgiving and Confession (p. 55)

The Performance of Thanksgiving (p. 55-56)

Psalm 116 (p. 57-62)

Psalm 118 (p. 63-73)

Psalm 23 (p. 74-79)

Psalms of Corporate Prayer and Praise (p. 80)

Psalm 90 (p. 80-86)

Hymns of Praise (p. 87-88)

Psalm 95 (p. 89-94)

Psalm 96 (p. 95-103)

Psalm 110 (p. 104-110)


Table of Contents for Psalms Lectures Notes
(with Cross-References to Class Notes)
Lecture 1 – Introduction to Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 1-5)
 Imagery in the Psalms
 Imagery in Ps. 92
Lecture 2 Introduction to Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 5-9)
 Imagery in Ps. 92
Lecture 3 Introduction to Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 9-14)
 Summary of the Imagery in Ps. 92
 Structure in the Psalms
o Structure of Ps. 92
 General Instructions about the Analysis of Structure
Lecture 4 Introduction to Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 14-19)
 Analyzing the Structure of a Psalm
 Structure of Ps. 6
Lecture 5 Introduction to Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 19-23)
 Analyzing the Genre of a Psalm (class notes pp. 9-10)
Lecture 6 Introduction to Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 23-28)
 The Arrangement of the Psalter (class notes pp. 11-12)
Lecture 7 – Two Introductory Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 28-32)
 Two Introductory Psalms (class notes pp. 13-17)
o Ps. 1 – Imagery, Structure, Exegesis
Lecture 8– Two Introductory Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 33-39)
 Review of class assignments on imagery and structure
 Continued Exegesis of Ps. 1 (class notes pp. 13-17)
Lecture 9– Two Introductory Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 39-42)
 Finishing up Ps. 1
 Ps. 2 – Translation (class notes pp. 18-22)
Lecture 10– Two Introductory Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 42-48)
 Remarks About Imagery Assignment
 Ps. 2 – Genre, Literary Features, Structure (class notes pp. 18-22)
Lecture 11– Two Introductory Psalms (Lecture Notes pp. 48-54)
 Exegesis of Ps. 2 (class notes pp. 18-22)
 Pss. 1 &2 Form the Introduction to the Psalter
Lecture 12 – Individual Laments (Lecture Notes pp. 54-61)
 Introduction to Individual Laments (class notes pp. 23-24)
Lecture 13– Individual Laments (Lecture Notes pp. 62-66)
 Ps. 13 – Exegesis (class notes pp. 25-28)
Lecture 14– Individual Laments (Lecture Notes pp. 67-71)
 Ps. 13 Exegesis continued (class notes pp. 25-28)
 Ps. 57 Translation (class notes pp. 29-34)
Lecture 15 (same as lecture 16 #1) – Individual Laments (Lecture Notes pp. 71-79)
 Ps. 57 Genre, Literary Features, Structure, Exegesis, Liturgical & Theological Use (class notes pp.
29-34)
Lecture 16 (lecture 16 #2) – Individual Laments (Lecture Notes pp. 79-87)
 Ps. 22 Translation, Genre, Literary Features, Structure, Exegesis (class notes pp. 41-48)
Lecture 17 – Individual Laments (Lecture Notes pp. 88-94)
 Ps. 22 Exegesis continued (class notes pp. 41-48)
Lecture 18 – Individual Laments (Lecture Notes pp. 94-98)
 Ps. 25 A Penitential Psalm. Teaching about Structure (not in class notes)
 Ps. 26 A Psalm of Innocence. Translation (class notes pp. 35-40)
Lecture 19 – Individual Laments (Lecture Notes pp. 98-107)
 Ps. 26 continued. Genre, Literary Features, Structure, Exegesis (class notes pp. 35-40)
Lecture 20 – Individual Laments & Individual Thanksgiving (Lecture Notes pp. 107-114)
 Ps. 26 Exegesis continued, Liturgical and Devotional Use (class notes pp. 35-40)
 Ps. 116 A Psalm of Individual Thanksgiving. Introduction, Reading, Overview, Genre, Literary
Features (class notes pp. 57-62)
Lecture 21 – Individual Thanksgiving (Lecture Notes pp. 114-122)
 Ps. 116 continued. Structure, Exegesis, Liturgical and Theological Use (class notes pp. 35-40)
Lecture 22 – Corporate Prayer and Praise (Lecture Notes pp. 122-131)
 Ps. 90 - Missing Lecture: Genre, Literary Features, Structure, Exegesis, Literary and Theological
Use (class notes pp. 80-86)
Lecture 23 – National Thanksgiving (Lecture Notes pp. 131-140)
 Ps. 118 Translation (class notes pp. 63-71)
Lecture 24 – National Thanksgiving (Lecture Notes pp. 140-146)
 Ps. 118 continued. Genre, Structure, Exegesis (class notes pp. 63-71)
Lecture 25 – National Thanksgiving (Lecture Notes pp. 146-153)
 Ps. 118 continued. Exegesis, Liturgical and Theological Use, Reading and Application (class notes
pp. 63-71)
Ps. 95 – A Hymn of Praise (Lecture Notes pp. 153-158)
 Ps. 95 –Text, Genre, Literary Features, Structure, Exegesis, Liturgical and Theological Use,
Reading and Application (class notes pp. 89-94)
Ps. 96 – A Hymn of Praise (Lecture Notes pp. 158-164)
 Ps. 96 –Text, Genre, Literary Features, Structure, Exegesis, Liturgical and Theological Use,
Reading and Application (class notes pp. 95-103)
Ps. 110 – A Royal Psalm (Lecture Notes pp. 164-171)
 Ps. 110 –Text, Genre, Literary Features, Structure, Exegesis, Liturgical and Theological Use,
Reading and Application (class notes pp. 104-110)