Welcome to BibleBum where we are exploring the entire Bible in one year to better learn how to follow God’s instructions and discover the purpose for our lives. The BibleBum blog uses The One Year Chronological Bible, the New Living Translation version. At the end of each day’s reading, Rob, a cultural history aficionado and seminary graduate, answers questions from Leigh An, the blogger host, about the daily scripture. To start from the beginning, click on “Index” and select Day 1.
1 Chronicles 8:29-9:1
Questions & Observations
Q. (1 Chronicles 8:29-9:1a): This is the lineage of King Saul? This is a “just-for-the-record” scripture?
A. As first king of Israel (even a corrupted one), Saul takes his place among the history of his people from the tribe of Benjamin.
Q. (Daniel 4:25): What is the seven periods of time?
A. Seven years.
O. (4:30): This sounds like a dramatic play. My majestic splendor? Get over yourself Nebuchadnezzar.
Q. (Ezekiel 40:10): Just a note that the three guard alcoves with the same measurements reminds me of the trinity. What do you think? Is there any significance with any other measurements or details of the Temple? Why all the measuring?
A. God, via an angelic character, is giving Ezekiel a vision for the new temple, but I do not know exactly why the measurements play so heavily into the description.
Q. (40:34b, 37): Are the “eight steps” significant?
A. The steps increase as you get further into the temple- moving from three to seven, eight (as seen here) and ten for the inner parts of the court. That would appear to indicate levels of importance or degrees of holiness. The more steps you have, the more holy the section.