@Michael_Fitzgerald - thanks for the clarification! I guess I’m just not seeing crucifixion at all in Psalm 22. I see the phrase ‘they pierce my hands and my feet’ but I don’t see that as necessarily pointing to crucifixion. But I do agree with you that David, when writing this poem (presumably from his own experience), had no idea that of the greater thing he was foreshadowing!
And @hikernole, it is my understanding that the Psalms were not viewed as prophetic. These were poems and songs, not prophecy, per se. (Do, someone correct me if I’m off base! ) Looking at 69:9 in context, an overwhelmed King David is pleading his case before God. He seems to be writing from his own experience and doesn’t seem to have in mind that words would be interpreted in a greater way.
You know, I wonder if some of the disciples (as recorded in John 2:17) are a bit like me: I am constantly seeing things in life which call to mind song lyrics or poetry/prose excepts that aptly describe the situation. (My friends call me the human jukebox!) The Psalms were their prayer and songbook, so they would have been familiar with the words, therefore, when they see Jesus driving out the merchants in the temple, it’s like this little line in Ps. 69 is brought to bear on their mind. It was most likely a very profound moment for them!
Interestingly, both the ESV and the NIV translate the line in John as…
His disciples remembered that it is written: ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.
So it’s not that it was formally prophesied – that is, something was predicted and then ticked off some divine list – the concept of fulfilment is a lot bigger than that. But David’s own words are being used by and to describe his Greater Son.