Ps 60:title

60:title This psalm has the longest title in the Psalter, referring to the events recorded in 2 Sam. 8 and 1 Chr. 18. The historical books, however, tell only of the conclusion of the battle’s victory. The title and the psalm suggest that David experienced setbacks on the way to victory. The historical books and the psalm differ on the number of Edomites killed in the Valley of Salt, probably through a copyist’s error. The psalm associates Joab with the victory, while 2 Sam. 8:13 names David, and 1 Chr. 18:12 lists Abishai. All three were high commanders in the army and could be credited with the victory.