The Psalms were written in terms that are contemporary for when they were written. David wrote in Psalm 33, “Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.” Many of the Psalms were written by David, and the instruments of his day were the flute, harp, lyre and tambourine. So it only fits that the instruments and sounds he referenced were those with which he and his peers were familiar.
If he had written in the roaring twenties, the stringed lyre and harp would have been a bass guitar, trumpet and piano with a bee-bop sound. If he had written in the sixties, it would have been an electric guitar and drums or a Motown sound. So today, why can’t it be two turntables and a mic!!!
(to be continued)