Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion. (Psalm 106:43)
Notice in Psalms 105 and 106 how the exodus story is retold yet once again. In 105 the writer recounts the incredible events of the exodus itself. Psalm 106 tells of Israel's disobedience in both the wilderness and the Promised Land.
Could these psalms have been written to a nation in exile?
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is likely that the exodus story was a favorite of Jews relocated to the land of
Persia. The exodus was a defining moment in the life of Israel. The exile would
be another. It would have been a natural way for a disenfranchised people to
remind themselves that their God had delivered them before, and that he would
come through for them again. Babylon
Then Psalm 106 recounts Israel's unfaithfulness. Could this perhaps be a warning to remember the lessons of the past once they were delivered from the Persians? The lesson: God freed our fathers from Egypt, but they soon forgot to be thankful. When God frees us from Babylon, let's not make the same mistake.