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It expresses a personal relationship more intimate than simply intellectual knowledge

It expresses a personal relationship more intimate than simply intellectual knowledge

In Deuteronomy, the theme of election not only concerns people. One of the more fundamental requirements of the book is that the cult of the Lord be celebrated in the place which the Lord has chosen. The election of the people appears in the hortatory introduction to the laws, but in the laws themselves, divine election is concentrated on one sanctuary. 105 Other books focus on the place where this sanctuary is located and narrow the divine choice to the election of one tribe and one person. The chosen tribe is Judah in preference to Ephraim, 106 the chosen person is David. 107 He takes possession of Jerusalem and the fortress of Zion becomes the “City of David” (2 S 5:6-7), to it the ark of the covenant is transferred (2 S 6:12). Thus the Lord has chosen Jerusalem (2 Ch 6:5) or more precisely, Zion (Ps ), for his dwelling place.

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For the Israelites in troubled and difficult times, when the future seemed closed, the https://hookupdate.net/escort-index/anchorage/ conviction of being God’s chosen people sustained their hope in the mercy of God and in fidelity to his promises.