The ark arrives at the tent (1 Chr 6:1-6:3)

“They brought in the ark of God. They set it inside the tent that King David had pitched for it. They offered burnt offerings and offerings of well-being before God. When King David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of Yahweh. He distributed to every person in Israel, both men and women, to each a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins.”

Once again, this biblical author continued with the story and presentation of what happened as in 2 Samuel, chapter 6. They placed the Ark of the Covenant in the tent that King David had prepared. The celebration continued as King David performed the offerings and gave a blessing. Normally this was the job of the Levitical priests. In fact, Samuel had rebuked Saul for offering a burnt offering in 1 Samuel, chapter 13. King David, however, gave food to everyone, bread, meat, and raisins. It is not clear where this food came from, except that it might be the sharing of the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being.

 

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