And it was told king David, saying: ‘The LORD hath blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God.’ And David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with joy.
In today’s verse, King David is ready to bring the Holy Ark to the City of David, also known as Zion and Jerusalem. This is done with great joy, with the king himself participating in the festive dancing. Bringing the Holy Ark to the city of David transforms the city from being solely the political capital to the political and spiritual capital of the nation. The People of Israel will bring their sacrifices to Jerusalem and be inspired by the Divine Presence that rests there. Jerusalem becomes the focal point for the Jewish People and all who seek closeness with the Almighty. City of David jewelry carries along with it the ancient biblical world. Each unique and gorgeous replica copies archaeological findings to the most minute detail.
Touch Biblical Israel with this scaled, topographically contoured map of Israel as it was in Biblical times. It is labeled with all of the towns, cities, regions, rivers and lakes mentioned in the Bible. See exactly where each tribe settled in the Land, the locations of the surrounding nations, and the roads that the patriarchs walked.
Hello Rabbi Tuly, We do thank Hashem for your daily letters which are SO informative and up-building, to all of us who love Israel. Lovely photos, too… We will be thinking of you all on the Feast of Purim. Real SHALOM to Jerusalem, and to all our Israeli friends. Father Roy Snyman tssf, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Thank you for my daily reminders of love for Israel ! I do enjoy so much. Lisa Preston