You have rejected us, O God, and broken our defenses. You have been angry with us; now restore us to your favor. (Psalm 60:1)
Relate: In some Bibles right before reading today’s verse you might see something like this:
For the choir director: A psalm of David useful for teaching, regarding the time David fought Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and killed 12,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. To be sung to the tune “Lily of the Testimony.”
This is the “footnote” preceding Psalm 60 and it intrigued me thanks to my obsessive compulsive love of history. I first looked to other scripture but the little I found (2 Samuel 8:13) did not really add much. From there I went digging through the internet (legitimate sources, not wikipedia or some such nonsense) to see what I could see.
Basically David was fighting the Aram-Naharaim…
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