Friday, February 01, 2008

The Hallel

According to Marvin R. Wilson, when Jesus and his disciples sang a hymn after eating the Passover, the hymn they most likely sang was the traditional song sung at that time, the Hallel, Psalms 113-118, or more likely, just the last half of that song (115-118).

On another note, it's interesting that "hallel" means "praise", and that the familiar term "hallelujah" means "Praise Yah" (with "Yah" being the short form of God's name, YHWH).

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