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Verses of 1 Chronicles 13

1 Chronicles 13 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 1Ch 13:1-14 (= 2Sa 6:1-11). Removal of the Ark from Kiriath-jearim to the House of Obed-edom. Death of Uzzah

The connexion of the removal of the ark with the preceding events is more clearly seen in the account given in Samuel. David captures the stronghold of Zion from the Jebusites (2Sa 5:7), makes it his capital ( ib. 2Sa 5:9), builds himself a palace there ( ib. 2Sa 5:11), increases his state by taking more wives ( ib. 2Sa 5:13), beats off the Philistines, who attack him through fear of his growing power ( ib. 2Sa 5:17-25), and then in an interval of rest seeks to obtain religious sanction for his new capital by bringing the ark into it ( ib. 2Sa 6:1-19).

It is to be noticed that the Chronicler believes the Tabernacle ( Mishkan) of the Lord (Exodus 35-40) “which Moses made in the wilderness” (1Ch 21:29) to be in existence in David’s day and to be standing at Gibeon (1Ch 16:39). Yet when the ark was taken into the city of David it was placed, not in the Mishkan, but “in the tent ( Ohel) which David pitched for it” ( ib. 1Ch 16:1 = 2Sa 6:17). Thus in Chron. the two holy things, the ark and the Tabernacle, are represented as separated, and a separate daily service is connected with each; Asaph and his brethren minister before the ark in the city of David (1Ch 16:37), and Zadok and his brethren before the Tabernacle at Gibeon ( ib. 1Ch 16:39). Nothing however is said of this in Sam., and it is more probable that Moses’ Tabernacle was destroyed before David’s day, perhaps at the time of the death of Eli and his sons (cp. Psa 78:60). The passage 1Ki 8:4, which asserts that the “tabernacle of the congregation” ( tent of meeting, R.V.) was “brought up by the Levites” with the ark at the dedication of Solomon’s Temple, is probably an interpolation, for neither the tent of meeting nor the Levites are mentioned elsewhere in Kings.

Verses of 1 Chronicles 13

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1 Chronicles 13:0 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

1 Chronicles 13:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

1 Chronicles 13:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

1 Chronicles 13:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

1 Chronicles 13:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

1 Chronicles 13:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

1 Chronicles 13:0 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Chronicles 13:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

1 Chronicles 13:0 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges