Paul Landgraf

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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

Scripture References in this Resource

John 1:1; Galatians 4:4; Malachi 2:7; 2 Corinthians 3:5; Mark 7:8-9; Mark 16:15; John 9:1-38; 1 John 5:13; John 20:31; Matthew 21:1-11; Matthew 11:28; John 6:47; Galatians 2:20; Luke 1:26-38; Ephesians 5:31-32; Romans 13:11-14; Romans 12:3; Galatians 3:12; Galatians 3:10; Romans 3:20; Romans 1:16-17; Acts 20:24; Ephesians 1:13; Romans 10:15; Ephesians 6:15; Galatians 1:11; Galatians 1:8; Galatians 4:4


Of the one hundred and fifty Psalms, Luther's favorite was without a doubt Psalm 118. He loved it enough to give a nickname commensurate to his beloved wife. While summarizing each of the Psalms in 1531 he called this one "mein liebes schones Confitemini.” The last word in the title betrays how familiar indeed the Latin translation of the Psalm had become to him. This personal reference was a brief, unique, and clear attempt to acclaim the Psalm's great worth.

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