Psalms of a Nation Restored
“The celebration over the completion of the temple is only symbolic of the greater joy that has been brought to the people of this restored nation. There are many struggles still ahead and more opposition to come, but the people are no longer in captivity and those who have chosen to return are no longer in a foreign land.
These feelings are reflected in a number of psalms which give praise to God for hearing the people’s prayers in captivity and for being faithful in his promises of restoration.”
Read: Psalm 78
All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.