Week 7. The Atonement: Jesus on the Cross

        Welcome to the Quotations Bible Study blog. This is the seventh week's posting. For more information on the Quotations Bible Study, see the home page.
        Below is a list of posts giving the questions posed in the seventh week. Feel free to respond with your own answers. Anonymous comments are permitted. Discussions are encouraged.
        So, enjoy exploring the word together.
Q1: What is David's basic complaint? (Ps. 22:1,2)
Q2: What reassurance occurs to David? (Ps. 22:3-5)
Q3: What does he mean by "I am a worm and not a man"? (Ps. 22:6)
Q4: How do other people look on David? (Ps. 22:6,7)
Q5: How is reliance on God rewarded by society? (Ps. 22:8)
Q6: What is David's bedrock of assurance? (Ps. 22:9,10)
Q7: In comparison to his relationship to God when he was young, how does David see his current situation and resources? (Hint: the bulls of Bashan were legendary for their size and strength due to their generous feeding on the lush vegetation of Bashan, now known as the Golan Heights.) (Ps. 22:11-13)
Q8: Is the threat immediate? (Ps. 22:12-13)
Q9: What faculties have failed David in this extremity? (Ps. 22:14,15)
Q10: Whose hand does David see as having brought him to the brink of death? (Ps. 22:15)
Q11: How are the "dogs" and the "band of evil men" related? (Ps. 22:16)
Q12: What is David's appearance, and how do people react to it? (Ps. 22:17)
Q13: Why would anyone be dividing David's clothes or gambling for them? (Ps. 22:18)
Q14: Do we understand the urgency of David's cry for help now? (Ps. 22:19-21)
Q15: In contrast to the public spectacle of Ps. 22:6-8, David is now prepared to render public praise. What will he do? (Ps. 22:22,23)
Q16: What confidence can Israel have during affliction? (Ps. 22:24)
Q17: Whom does David look to in affliction? (Ps. 22:25)
Q18: Whom does the LORD's provision extend to? (Ps. 22:26,27)
Q19: What is the LORD's position? (Ps. 22:28)
Q20: What parties will join in the praise and thanksgiving? (Hint: the dust is the dust of poverty but may also be the dust of death, as in v.15.) (Ps. 22:29)
Q21: What does "those who cannot keep themselves alive" suggest? (Ps. 22:29)
Q22: How does God's service proceed through the ages? (Ps. 22:30)
Q23: Whom is David speaking about when he says "a people yet unborn"? (Ps. 22:31)
Q24: "He has done it." What has the LORD done? (Ps. 22:31)
Q25: Did Jesus intentionally quote Psalm 22, thus invoking the entire context of Psalm 22, or was the outcry of "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me" a cry of ultimate despair?
Q26: We noticed numerous parallels between the crucifixion story and Psalm 22 in the course of the survey above. Did Jesus comprehend these as well?
Q27: Was Jesus' suffering reflected in the expression of despair in Ps. 22:1?