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1 Chronicles 17

Bridgeway Bible CommentaryBridgeway Bible Commentary

Verses 1-27

Plans for a permanent house (16:37-17:27)

On being brought to Jerusalem, the ark had been placed in a tent that David prepared for it (see v. 1). David appointed temple servants to remain with the ark to guide the worship, apparently under the direction of the senior priest, Abiathar. The other chief priest, Zadok, was in charge of the worship at the tabernacle, which was still at Gibeon (37-43).

One reason why David did not shift the tabernacle from Gibeon was that he was planning to build a permanent dwelling place for the ark in Jerusalem. He wanted to build a house for God, but God wanted rather to build a house for David. The house God wanted to build was a dynasty, a line of royal descendants, one of whom would build the temple (17:1-27; see notes on 2 Samuel 7:1-29).

Bibliographical Information
Flemming, Donald C. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 17". "Fleming's Bridgeway Bible Commentary". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bbc/1-chronicles-17.html. 2005.
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