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1 Konings 8: verskillende perspektiewe op God se teenwoordigheid

DOI: 10.4102/ids.v38i3.440

Keywords: 1 Kings 8 , Perspectives On Divine Presence , Presence Of God , Ark , Temple , Cloud , Prayer , Meeting Point Of Heaven And Earth

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1 Kings 8: Different perspectives on God’s presence 1 Kings 8 is one of the most important chapters in Deuteronomic History. It originated over a long period of time and different authors/redactors were involved in the composition of this chapter. The text of 1 Kings 8 depicts several theological themes and this article focuses on the understanding of divine presence. Different perspectives on God’s presence are portrayed: The ark, temple and cloud as symbols of divine presence; God dwells in heaven; God’s Name is in the temple; God is omnipresent. The greater part of 1 Kings 8 comprises the temple dedication prayer of Solomon (1 Kings 8:22-53). Prayer is the act of worship by which the temple on earth (or the worshipper in the temple) and heaven meet each other.


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