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2017 December 29

King David Playing the Harp (1737-1739)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)
Rococo Style
Santa Maria del Rosario (Gesuati), Venice, Italy
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's painting depicts David with a harp, and instrument which he was famous for playing. In today's chapter he played the harp as he and others brought the Ark of the Covenant toward Jerusalem. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: 1 Chronicles 13 David begins the process of bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. Traditional Patriarchal Timeline. Judges. Judges Period Chronology. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].
     David consulted with his officials about bringing the Ark of the Covenant to the city of Jerusalem. They agreed (1-4).
     So David gathered Israelites from all over the land; and they put the Ark on a cart and took it toward Jerusalem. David and his people played on their instruments and sang with all their might as the ark advanced (5-8).
     However, when they got to the threshingfloor of Chidon (Nachon), Uzza touched the ark to steady it, because the oxen pulling the cart stumbled. The LORD struck him dead for this unlawful touch. So David left the cart and the ark near the threshingfloor, at the house of Obededom, because he was afraid to proceed further. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom and all that he had (9-14).
     [ Sermons: Ian Hamilton. Various. ]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: 1 Chronicles 13: 2 Samuel 6:1-11].
     [1] 2 Samuel 6:1; 1 Chronicles 12:20; Numbers 31:14.
     [2] Nehemiah 2:5; Nehemiah 2:7; Genesis 24:50; Genesis 26:3-4; 1 Chronicles 6:57.
     [3] 1 Chronicles 10:14; 1 Chronicles 12:23; 1 Samuel 7:2; 1 Chronicles 10:13; 1 Chronicles 15:13; Isaiah 9:12; Exodus 25:10-22; 1 Kings 8:9.
     [4] 1 Chronicles 5:5; 1 Chronicles 9:25.
     [5] Isaiah 27:12; 2 Chronicles 7:8; Joshua 13:3; Isaiah 23:3; 1 Kings 8:65; Amos 6:2.
     [6] 2 Samuel 6:2-11; Joshua 15:60; Psalm 16:11; Psalm 80:2; Isaiah 37:16; Leviticus 24:16; 2 Samuel 6:2; 1 Chronicles 15:3.
     [7] 2 Samuel 6:3-4.
     [9] 2 Kings 9:33.
     [10] 1 Chronicles 13:8; 1 Samuel 6:19.
     [11] 1 Chronicles 14:11; Exodus 19:22.
     [12] 1 Chronicles 13:8.
     [13] 1 Chronicles 26:1-4; Joshua 21:24; Numbers 4:15.
     [14] 2 Samuel 6:12; 1 Chronicles 26:4-8; Psalms 125.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

1 Chronicles Detailed Outline

1 Chronicles 13

Notes: In the Hebrew Bible 1 & 2 Chronicles are one Book. The author may have been Ezra.

2. The Kings: The Kings from the Tribes of Benjamin and Judah (1 Chronicles 10:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:14)

A. From the Tribe of Benjamin: Saul of the United Kingdom (1 Chronicles 10:1-14) - 1050 - 1010 B.C., Israel

[Note: Saul's son, Ishbosheth briefly reigned over 12 tribes, then 11 (1010-1003?) but he is not mentioned in Chronicles.]

B. From the Tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 11:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:14)

1. David, First King of Judah and then all of Israel (1 Chronicles 11:1 - 29:30) - 1010 - 1003?; Judah; 1003? - 971, Israel

a. Secondary Projects (1 Chronicles 11:1 - 20:8)

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Time Line

     1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader. 2 And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us: 3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul. 4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
     5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjathjearim. 6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it. 7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart. 8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
     9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. 10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. 11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day. 12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me? 13 So David bought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite. 14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.

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