The Old Testament scholar Hermann Gunkel divided the psalm as follows:
Justus Olshausen believed in the Psalm, a song of thanks to the restoration of independence by the Maccabean struggle.
Hermann Gunkel rated Psalm negative. He writes in his commentary on the Psalms:
" [ ... ] But has the song so little given substance - it is content from" "to talk, who threatened Israel - that we are not able to say whether it [ ... ] therefore represents only an imitation of such public songs of thanksgiving " people