This is post number II of Are You Smarter than Your Teacher?
It is an interesting category for a Psalm, but since I like Math it was a fun one.
We learned in the Literature question that Psalm 119 is an alphabetic acrostic and that there are eight verses for each letter.
22 x 8 = 176
Psalm 119 has 176 verses.
Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible and takes about 15 minutes to read out loud.
Knowing this was beneficial for George Wishart in the 1600’s in Scotland. Wishart had been sentenced to die by hanging. Custom allowed a Psalm to be sung before an execution and Wishart requested Psalm 119. His expected pardon arrived near the end of singing the Psalm and his life was spared. It was a good thing that he did not choose Psalm 117.
In the next post we will cover the Speech and Music questions.
Are You Smarter than Your Teacher? – A study of Psalm 119 in five parts
Here are links to the five parts: