Tehillim / Psalms 132, ספר תהילים קלב, Part 1, The Lord allows a certain amount of Ignorance

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 132:1-18, the psalm opens saying,א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת זְכוֹר-יְהֹוָה לְדָוִד אֵת כָּל-עֻנּוֹתוֹ: ב אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַיהֹוָה נָדַר לַאֲבִיר יַעֲקֹב: ג אִם-אָבֹא בְּאֹהֶל בֵּיתִי אִם-אֶעֱלֶה עַל-עֶרֶשֹ יְצוּעָי: ד אִם-אֶתֵּן שְׁנָת לְעֵינָי לְעַפְעַפַּי תְּנוּמָה: ה עַד-אֶמְצָא מָקוֹם לַיהֹוָה מִשְׁכָּנוֹת לַאֲבִיר יַעֲקֹב: 132:1 Remember, O Lord, on David’s behalf, All his affliction; 132:2 How he swore to the Lord And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, 132:3 ‘Surely I will not enter my house, Nor lie on my bed; 132:4 I will not give sleep to my eyes Or slumber to my eyelids, 132:5 Until I find a place for the Lord, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.’ (NASB) This psalm appears to be written by David saying that he made a vow to find a resting place for the Lord, to build a Temple for the Lord. It is interesting how David brought the ark to the city of David in a tent and not in the Tabernacle in Shiloh. What was going on in Shiloh that warranted the ark going to a different place? Read more here: Tehillim 132-Part1

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