Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,
Megan
jehoshabeath

סתר = Secret

"Then they brought up the ark of the Lord, the tabernacle of meeting, and all the holy furnishings that were in the tabernacle. The priests and the Levites brought them up. Also King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled with him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted or numbered for multitude. Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the Most Holy Place, under the wings of the cherubim. For the cherubim spread their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles. The poles extended so that the ends of the poles could be seen from the holy place, in front of the inner sanctuary; but they could not be seen from outside. And they are there to this day. Nothing was in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

"And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.

"Then Solomon spoke:

'The Lord said He would dwell in the dark cloud.
I have surely built You an exalted house,
And a place for You to dwell in forever.'" -1 Kings 8:4-13

ישת חשך סתרו
"He made darkness His secret place" -Psalm 18:11

יסתרני בסתר אהלו
"in the secret place of his tabernacle he shall hide me" -Psalm 27:5

אחסה בסתר כנפיך
"I will trust in the secret place of Your wings" -Psalm 61:4

ישב בסתר עליון בצל שדי יתלונן
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."
-Psalm 91:1
Tags: god with us, history, i kings, psalms
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