\\INTRODUCTION TO PSALM 118\\
Kimchi says their Rabbins are divided about this psalm. Some
it of David; others of the Messiah: but, with us Christians,
ought to be no doubt of its belonging to the Messiah; since our
has quoted a passage out of it, and applied it to himself,
\\#Ps 118:22,23\\; see \\#Mt 21:42\\; and so has the Apostle
\\#Ac 4:11\\. Nor did the Jews of those times object thereunto,
doubtless they would have done, had the psalm respected any other
the Messiah; yea, the common people that attended Christ when
entered into Jerusalem, and the children in the temple, took
"hosanna" from hence, \\#Ps 118:26\\; see \\#Mt 21:9,15\\. It
generally thought to be written by David, after he was established
the kingdom, and had brought the ark of the Lord into the city.
concludes the great "Hallel", or hymn sung at the Jewish
particularly at the feasts of tabernacle and the passover.