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2017 December 31

Image 1: David Bearing the Ark of Testament into Jerusalem (1640s)
Domenico Gargiulo (1609/1610 - c. 1675)
Baroque Style
Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia
Image Source: Wikipedia


Image 2: King David Playing the Zither (Second Half of 17th Century)
Andrea Celesti (1637-1712)
Baroque Style
Private Collection
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's paintings depict the procession of the Ark into Jerusalem, as recorded in today's chapter. The First Painting shows the procession as it approaches Jerusalem. The Second Painting shows the scene within the city where Michal (in the background) looks from her window with disgust upon David. ]


[ 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 15 begins with a list of Levites and their various duties, particularly those who were in charge of the Ark of the Covenant. It ends with the Ark being brought into Jerusalem. This concludes a process begun in chapter 13. Traditional Patriarchal Timeline. Judges. Judges Period Chronology. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].
     David built houses for himself in Jerusalem; and he made a tent (Tabernacle) for the Ark of God, in preparation for bringing it to Jerusalem. He acknowledged that only the Levites should carry the ark; so he gathered all Israel to Jerusalem to bring the Ark from the house of Obededom; and he assembled the Aaronites and the other Levites and instructed them to prepare themselves to bring the Ark and place it in the Tabernacle (1-15).
     David also appointed singers and musicians from among the Levites to serve in the Tabernacle (16-24).
     So the people fetched the Ark; and when David saw that the LORD was blessing the procession, he stopped and offered sacrifices before going further. As they entered the city with music and singing, David danced and played before the LORD (25-28).
     But when Michal, David's wife, saw David dancing and playing, she despised him in her heart (29).
     [ Sermons: Ian Hamilton. Various. ]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: 1 Chronicles 15: 2 Samuel 6:12-20; 1 Chronicles 16:1-3; 1 Chronicles 16:43; 2 Chronicles 1:4].
     [1] 1 Chronicles 13:14; 1 Chronicles 14:1; 1 Chronicles 11:5; 1 Chronicles 11:7; 2 Samuel 6:17; 1 Chronicles 16:39.
     [2] 1 Chronicles 13:14; Numbers 4:5-15; Deuteronomy 10:8; 1 Chronicles 13:7-10; 2 Samuel 6:13.
     [3] 2 Samuel 6:15; 1 Chronicles 13:2; 1 Chronicles 13:5.
     [4] Numbers 4:4.
     [5-7] 1 Chronicles 6:24; 1 Chronicles 6:30; 1 Chronicles 6:33.
     [8] Exodus 6:18; Exodus 6:22; 1 Chronicles 24:6.
     [9] Exodus 6:18; 1 Chronicles 6:2.
     [10] 1 Chronicles 6:2; Exodus 6:22; 1 Chronicles 23:20; 1 Chronicles 24:24.
     [11] 1 Chronicles 6:4; 1 Chronicles 24:3.
     [12] Genesis 35:2; Exodus 19:10; Exodus 19:15; Exodus 30:17-21; 2 Chronicles 30:3; 1 Chronicles 13; 1 Chronicles 14:1-2; 1 Samuel 2:30; Exodus 19:6; 1 Chronicles 29:3; 2 Chronicles 1:4.
     [13] 2 Samuel 6:3; 1 Chronicles 13:10; Exodus 19:22; Exodus 19:24; 1 Chronicles 13:3; Numbers 4:15.
     [15] Numbers 7:9; Numbers 4:15; Exodus 25:13-15.
     [16] Psalm 150:5; 2 Chronicles 5:13.
     [17] 1 Chronicles 6:31-44.
     [18] 1 Chronicles 16:5.
     [20] 1 Chronicles 9:6; 1 Chronicles 9:35.
     [22] 1 Chronicles 26:29; 1 Chronicles 26:29; Numbers 4:19; 2 Chronicles 35:3; 1 Chronicles 25:7; 2 Chronicles 34:12.
     [24] Numbers 10:2; 1 Chronicles 16:6; Joshua 6:4; 1 Chronicles 16:38.
     [25] Joshua 3:3; Joshua 3:17; 2 Samuel 6:12.
     [26] 2 Samuel 6:13; 1 Chronicles 13:9; Numbers 23:1; Numbers 23:29.
     [27] Daniel 3:21; 2 Samuel 12:18; 1 Samuel 15:27; Job 29:14; 2 Samuel 6:14; 1 Samuel 22:18.
     [28] Psalm 150:3-4.
     [29] 2 Samuel 6:16; Jeremiah 30:19; 1 Samuel 18:6-7.
     -- 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 15

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 made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. 2 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever [unto perpetuity]. 3 And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it. 4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites: 5 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twenty: 6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty: 7 Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty: 8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred: 9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore: 10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve. 11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, 12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it. 13 For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order. 14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel. 15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD.
     16 And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy. 17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah; 18 And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters. 19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass; 20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth; 21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel. 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful. 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark. 24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
     25 So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy. 26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams. 27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen. 28 Thus all Israel bought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.
     29 And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.

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