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Wednesday, July 16 2014
1 Chronicles 16: King David's Psalm Of The Ark
"Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren"
The successful arrival of The Ark of the LORD (see The Ark's Arrival In Zion) in Israel's new capital city, Jerusalem (see How Long Was Jerusalem The Capital Of Israel?), was a joyous national celebration. From that time on, the specified Levites again had full charge of The Ark (see The Prophecy Of The Blood Upon The Anointed One and When Were The Levites Set Apart?).
"16:1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. 16:2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. 16:3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine.
Not all of the Psalms are found in the Book of Psalms (see also The Psalm Of Moses). King David "delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD" when The Ark arrived in Jerusalem.
"16:7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
The Temple (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Temple) had not yet been built, but The Ark was home in a place that it would remain throughout the trials and tribulations of the coming centuries (see The Temple Vessel Prophecies Today).
"16:37 So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required: 16:38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
Fact Finder: (a) Why weren't the first set of The Ten Commandments ever in The Ark Of The Covenant? (b) If the stone tablets upon which the LORD wrote His Ten Commandments were mounted on a wall (as is commonly portrayed), or laid flat on a display table, why wouldn't people be able to read more than just half of them? If they are ever found and displayed, why will it be in a way that people will be able to walk completely around them?
This Day In History, Juy 16
622: The beginning of the Islamic calendar (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
1048: Benedict IX, known as the "Boy Pope," resigned from the Papacy.
1054: The "Great Schism" began between the Western and Eastern churches of the Roman Empire (see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) over rival claims of universal pre-eminence. In 1965, 911 years later, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras met to declare an end to the schism.
1377: The coronation of Richard II of England.
1661: The first bank notes in Europe were issued, by the Bank of Stockholm.
1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) signed the treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.
1790: The District of Columbia, formed from neutral swampland of the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia, was established as the capital of the U.S.
1917: The Bolsheviks began an attempt to seize power in Petrograd but were defeated. Trotsky was arrested and Lenin went into hiding.
1918: Nicholas II, the last Russian czar (the Russian form of "Caesar"), was murdered together with his family and entourage by the Bolsheviks at Yekaterinburg.
1931: Emperor Haile Selassie I signed the first constitution of Ethiopia.
1940: Adolf Hitler (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) ordered the preparations for the invasion of Britain. The invasion plans were later cancelled after the Royal Air Force won the "Battle of Britain" air war.
1942: Nearly 14,000 Jews were arrested in Paris as part of a Nazi roundup of the Jewish people in France.
1945: The U.S. detonated the first atomic weapon of destruction, a plutonium device named "Trinity," in the New Mexico desert.
1965: The seven-mile tunnel through Mont Blanc connecting France and Italy was opened.
1979: Saddam Hussein became the President of Iraq, succeeding President Hasan al-Bakr.
1994: The fragmented Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 began 7 days of impacts on Jupiter.
1999: John F. Kennedy Jr., 38, his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, 33, and his wife's sister Lauren Bessette, 35, were killed in a plane crash in the waters off Massachusetts. Investigators found that the inexperienced pilot, John Kennedy, who did not have an instrument rating, may have become disoriented in the darkness and put the small plane into a stall or spin from which he was unable to recover before crashing into the ocean.