The recent shift to reading Psalms canonically has left many issues unresolved. Rather than seeing an underlying narrative, this article proposes a musical analogy in which different psalms harmonize in various ways with one another. This is explored through an examination of Ps 46 within the first collection of the Psalms of the Sons of Korah (Pss 42–49), noting ways in which details in the individual psalm titles and the content of these psalms interact with one another, resulting in a particular level of prominence being given to Ps 46 within this collection. As an initial exploration, the wider implications of a canonical reading are not pursued, but some suggestions are made for how this would be developed.

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