Psalm 2 pictures the pagan nations and rulers in the biblical world plotting against the God of Israel and against His anointed, the king. Instead of victory, these nations would experience the full fury of God's wrath. The agent of that divine wrath would be the king whom God calls "my king" and "my son" (vv. 6 and 7), and whom the psalmist calls God's "anointed" (v. 2). Yet, who really was this king?