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originally posted by: Akragon
So jealous in fact that he takes his revenge on the innocent as you can clearly see...
An all powerful God would have control over all of creation, thus even in the case of Idols in his own house... he/she/it should have little problem disposing of such things
Taking a page from Arius... God has no reason to be Jealous, unless said entity knows there are others...
David attempting a census (2 Chronicles ch27 v24).
Exodus 30:11Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 12"When you take a census of the children of Israel, according to those who are numbered among them, then each man shall give a ransom for his soul to Yahweh, when you number them; that there be no plague among them when you number them. 13They shall give this, everyone who passes over to those who are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary; (the shekel is twenty gerahs) half a shekel for an offering to Yahweh. 14Everyone who passes over to those who are numbered, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the offering to Yahweh. 15The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of Yahweh, to make atonement for your souls. 16You shall take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the Tent of Meeting; that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before Yahweh, to make atonement for your souls."
- WEB -
originally posted by: DISRAELI
…the purpose of the relationship is that he wants to teach them his ways,
originally posted by: DISRAELI
Since the long-term intention is to extend the teaching role to the world at large…
After the ark was brought back to Jerusalem, "the ark of the Lord dwells in a tent" (2 Samuel ch7 v2), so it looks as though the tent was erected somewhere in the city.
When the Temple was being dedicated, the ark and the tent were brought into it together (1 Kings ch8 v4).
In fact, now that I look into Chronicles, 1 Chronicles ch16 v1 spells it out- "set it inside the tent which David had pitched for it".
1 Kings 3:1Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of Yahweh, and the wall of Jerusalem all around. 2Only the people sacrificed in the high places, because there was no house built for the name of Yahweh until those days.
3Solomon loved Yahweh, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places. 4The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer on that altar. 5In Gibeon Yahweh appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask what I shall give you."
2 Chron 8:11 Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David to the house that he had built for her; for he said, "My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places where the ark of Yahweh has come are holy."
It follows, from this, that he has a claim on them, in addition to the more fundamental claim which follows from his role as the Creator of life. This claim is described as “jealousy”.
This language is associated with the kind of loyalty expected in a marriage relationship
originally posted by: Rex282
Therefore what is written of the creator God in the scriptures is not literal truth because humans cannot know the true nature and character(name) of the creator God
originally posted by: windword
So, biblically, a husband has a claim on his wife? Do jealousy and wrath turn into emotions when we're talking about the relationship between a husband and his wife?
originally posted by: pthena
Right, all that, but there was some considerable span of years between the ark being brought into the city and the temple getting built. At some time, the ark and tent must have been stored away in some closet or other.