728b and the Dead Sea Scrolls

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We have jokingly referred to song 728b, “Our God He is Alive” as the “National Anthem of the Church of Christ.” Maybe since we are the kingdom of God we should refer to it as our Kingdom Anthem instead. Anyway, I always wondered how that song ended up with a “b” affixed to it. Then I realized that there may be biblical precedence for doing such a thing. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint contain Psalm 151 that is for good reason not recognized as canonical. The Dead Sea Scrolls provided us with that psalm in two parts known by scholars as 151a and 151b. Now you know the rest of the story!

Now seriously, do any of you know how it got the “b” on the end?

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