Tehillim / Psalms 134, ספר תהילים קלד, Part 1, Serving the Lord at Night, Prayer, and Replacement Theology


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 134:1-3, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת הִנֵּה | בָּרֲכוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה כָּל-עַבְדֵי יְהֹוָה הָעֹמְדִים בְּבֵית-יְהֹוָה בַּלֵּילוֹת: 134:1 Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord, Who serve by night in the house of the Lord! (NASB) This is an interesting opening verse to the psalm. The psalmist speaks of a night time service in the house of the Lord. What do you think is the service that was going on during the night in the house of the Lord? Did the Lord prescribe services during the night? If there were no services prescribed for the night time, what do you think is going on here in regard to what the psalmist is speaking about? How important do you think the evening or night time service was for Israel in those days? Tehillim / Psalms 134 continues to say the following, ב שְֹאוּ-יְדֵכֶם קֹדֶשׁ וּבָרֲכוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה: 134:2 Lift up your hands to the sanctuary And bless the Lord. (NASB) When thinking about the sanctuary mentioned here in the psalm, what part of the Tabernacle might this be referring to? Read more here: Tehillim 134-Part1

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