Do you believe the titles/headings of the Psalms are inspired Scripture?

I noticed that when my favorite reader, Max McClean, reads from the Psalms (ESV) on, he does not read the headings ("A Psalm of Asaph on Jeduthun," or "A Psalm of David", etc.).

What is your viewpoint on these headings (often called "titles"), found in the Hebrew text?  Do you believe these heading are part of inspired Scripture (some versions number them as verse 1), or do you believe that these headings are something less than inspired Scripture?

I personally love the Psalms and reached my conclusion in the mid/late 1970's.  What is your view?


I believe the headings of the Psalms are indeed inspired Scripture.
67% (6 votes)
Some of the heading might be inspired Scripture, some not.
0% (0 votes)
They could be inspired Scripture, but I am not sure about that.
33% (3 votes)
I don't think they are part of inspired Scripture, but think they are rightly included in most Bible versions.
0% (0 votes)
I don't think they are inspired Scripture and prefer they be left out of the Bible.
0% (0 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 9
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Ed Vasicek's picture

I did not remember reading this article, although I was the first to comment!  The theory behind it is certainly possible.

I obviously believe the Psalm titles are part of inspired Scripture, although the subscript/superscript issue is a possibility.  Another possibility is that this confusion only relates to several psalms.


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