Did You Know: Psalms part 3
The name given to the book of Psalms as a whole by the Jews is Tèhillim, but is not recognised by this name in the book itself. Our English name 'Psalms' is a transliteration of the Greek title of the Septuagint 'Psalmoi', which means 'Songs'. There is no correspondence between the Greek and the Hebrew in these cases. Tèhillim is rendered 'Praises'. It is verbal noun from the root 'halel' to make a jubilant sound.