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superscription

‘writing above’. The sovereign writes her name at the top rather than signing at the end as in SUBSCRIPTION.
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The most obvious is that seventy-three of the Psalms begin with a superscription (introductory verse) that identifies the composition as being "L'David.
5) Indeed, the Talmud (TB Menahot 43b) links the psalm's superscription with the covenant of circumcision:
s rich and suggestive titles to the several poems and their sections function not unlike the "canonical" superscriptions to the Psalms, interpretive clues on how the Psalms are to be read and used in contemporary life.
To get to the heart of the piece (set to Carlos Surinach's turbulent Concerto for String Orchestra), you had to sweep away all the baggage--the program superscriptions about moths, Sandra Woodall's murky entomological decor, and a six-man corps who milled meaninglessly.
Other psalms bear superscriptions that relate to the names of the guilds of Levitical singers who are mentioned in the books of Chronicles.
32) It is in harmony with this that Metastasio describes the texts he wrote specifically for Madrid, L'isola disabitata and Nitteti, as receiving their first performances `sotto la direzione del celebre cavalier Broschi' and `sotto la magistrale direzione del celebre cavalier Carlo Broschi' respectively: terminology unique among the superscriptions to his stage-works in the authoritative Paris edition of 1780-82.
The only ones in the biblical corpus that stipulate the names of their authors, in superscriptions at the beginning, are the prophetic books, but even in this case, later prophecies by different prophet-poets could be tacked onto the earlier scrolls, and the earlier scrolls perhaps might even be edited to fit better into a continuous book with the later accretions.
30), [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is an epithet for a teetotal monk, then it need have no geographical connotation; but thirdly and most important, the textual state of Maximos' letters is so confused (we await a critical edition) that any historical argument based on them, especially on their superscriptions, is an argument per obscurius.
The identification of Habakkuk as a prophet in two superscriptions, singles him out as a professional prophet.
As Tanner observes, the superscriptions of approximately 77 percent of the Psalms invite the reader to explore such a relationship, in spite of the fact that these comments were apparently added by the hand of a later editor.
Incidentally, the reader who is not completely conversant with the tune names assigned to specific hymns will find that the easiest way to identify which melody in this volume is commonly called DYING STEPHEN is to skim the appendix that follows Leaver's essay; this nickname for hymn 20 is drawn from a phrase in the final verse of the hymn and thus does not appear in Young's table of first lines and superscriptions nor in Bak er's tabulation by first lines.