I have been thinking about messianic psalms recently. I know that not everyone agrees that messianic psalms are a legitimate category. But without getting into that debate, what would characterize a messianic psalm if the category were valid? Here are three possibilities. Are there others?
1. Psalms utilized by New Testament authors in relation to the person and work of Christ
2. Psalms containing elements that do not appear to find fulfillment in a mere person or king (e.g., Ps 16)3. Psalms related to a or the suffering servant (e.g., Ps 22)