Biblical Basis for the Tabernacle of David

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Biblical Basis for the Tabernacle of David

  1. Tent set up by David to house the Ark of God in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 13, 15, 16:1)
  2. Levites to minister day and night before the Ark (1 Chronicles 15:2)
  3. Ministry of music before the Ark directed by David, Gad and Nathan (1 Chronicles 6:31–32; 2 Chronicles 29:25)
  4. Head musicians set in place to minister before the Ark: Heman, Asaph and Ethan, also called Jeduthan (1 Chronicles 6:33–47; 15:17)
  5. Head singer before the Ark was Kenaniah (1 Chronicles 15:22)
  6. The Tabernacle of Moses at Gibeon was still in operation (with empty Holy of Holies) during this period, under Zadok. There was also music ministry at Gibeon under Heman and Jeduthun (1 Chronicles 6:49; 16:39–42)
  7. Musicians were exempted from other Levitical functions (1 Chronicles 9:33)
  8. Musical instruments mentioned in 1 Chronicles were cymbals (1 Chronicles 15:19), lyres (1 Chronicles 15:20), harps (1 Chronicles 15:21), singing (1 Chronicles 15:22), trumpets (1 Chronicles 15:22), rams horns (1 Chronicles 15:28)
  9. Ministering Levites appointed to three primary functions: make petition give thanks and praise the Lord (1 Chronicles 16:4)
  10. Military victory came as a result of the Tabernacle of David (1 Chronicles Chapter 18)
  11. Out of 38,000 total Levites, 4000 were appointed by David to praise the Lord and were given provision specifically for that purpose (1 Chronicles 23:4–6)
  12. David and the army commanders chose the 288 prophetic musicians, 12 per one hour watch; this provided the connection between ministry and military victory (1 Chronicles Chapter 25)
  13. The period of the Tabernacle of David was a preparation time for the Temple (in resources and organization)

 



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