Need an research paper on exegesis and theological meaning of psalms 72. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism. Using this interpretation of the beginning of the kingship of David in psalms 2, ending in psalms 72 and then is temporarily rejected by the closure of psalms 89, it is clear that this psalms also introduces the messianic reign. According to Christopher Seitz, the kingship of David and the reign of the Messiah are portrayed in the books of Isaiah and psalms as running parallel (Seitz 150–167). According to this argument, the Davidic kingship fades in the background and finally falls out in 586 BC as the kingdom of God through the Messiah rises. This argument makes the 72nd psalms a marker for the fading marker of the reign of David.
The picture that is painted in this psalm and the righteous nature of the king that these psalms describe is clearly a reference to the messianic reign. The similarities of the king described and the righteousness of this king with the messianic prophecy of Isaiah 11: 1-5 and Isaiah 60 through 62. The metaphorical language that is used I this psalms extends beyond the reigns of David and Solomon and after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC. The characteristic of the king described is distinguished by the traits of absolute justice, peace, benevolence, righteousness, oppression of the king as well as the relief that awaits his people in the end. These psalms are given exegesis on the account of reference to the righteous, universal, beneficent, and perpetual nature of the messianic king and his kingdom.
As explained in the introduction, it is widely thought that psalms 72 were either authored by Solomon or dedicated to Solomon. These psalms have been described as having four strophes. These are based on the argument that the psalms have four themes that are messianic and kingly in their nature. These are righteous as seen in Psalms 72: 1-7, universal as seen in verses 8-11, beneficent as seen in verses 12-14, and perpetual in verses 15-17. However, Charles Briggs has argued that the psalm has three strophes that are each introduced by prayer in verses 1, verse 8, and verse 15. These prayers are in correspondence to the prayers that Solomon made at Gibeon and during the temple dedication in Jerusalem.