We are fortunate again to have Professor Victoria’s analysis to the chapter, Psalm 57.
Below the analysis you can find the historical background for the Psalm. Last, there are few short comments I remember we brought up in the study.
Psalm 55 – Analysis
The imagery in song 57 is very like that of song 55, but the perspective is not the same. As if one landscape was being described from two different angles of perception. The wings, in song 55, are those of a dove and they describe the poet’s longing to escape his enemies; in song 57, however, the wings describe the shelter the poet seeks in God. In both songs, the weapons of the poet’s enemies are forged out of words. But in 57 the contrast between the two images, wings and swords, makes clear their oppositeness, a quality that is merely suggested in 55.