Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 99\\

This psalm, with the foregoing from \\#Ps 90:1\\ is ascribed to Moses
by Jarchi and others; but cannot be his, since mention is made of
Samuel in it, who lived many years after him. The Septuagint, Vulgate
Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, more rightly attribute
it to David; the inscription of the Syriac version, after saying it
is David's, subjoins,

``concerning the destruction of the Midianites, whom Moses and
the people of Israel led captive;''

of which there is not the least mention in it; but it more truly adds,

``and a prophecy concerning the glory of the kingdom of the
Messiah;''

as it undoubtedly is.