Correcting an Error

This last week the good folks over at Gospel Centered Discipleship ran an article of mine on praying the imprecatory prayers. One of the statements I made in that article was that Psalm 137 was part of the Psalms of Ascents and that Jesus might have sang that particular song while traveling "up" to Jerusalem to celebrate a festival.

As I was doing some other work this week on the Psalms I realized that Psalm 137 wasn't included in the "Songs of Ascents" (Psalm 120-134), so my statement was factually in error because of where it sits in the Psalter. However, given the Jewish upbringing that Jesus had I am confident that he would have recited it at times, and known the words of the song well.

My apologies on the error.

jw