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Lesson 7

Psalms 105 & 96

READ: 2 Samuel 6, 1 Chronicles 13, 15-16, Psalms 105, 96

1. According to 1 Chron. 13:6, what were the two names of the city in which the ark was?

2. How had it come to be there? (See 1 Samuel 4:1-7:2.)

3. Describe the arrangements that were made to move the ark from this city.

4. What happened to Uzzah and why?

5. In whose house did the ark remain for three months?

6. Describe David's reaction to the homecoming of the ark.

7. Describe Michal's reaction to David's reaction. (If you are curious about Michal's reappearance as David's wife, see 2 Samuel 3:12-16).

8. By whose hand did David ordain that thanks be given unto God?

9. Thanks for what?

10. 1 Chron. 16:8-22 is virtually identical to the first 15 verses of what psalm?

11. What psalm is virtually identical to 1 Chron. 16:23-33?

12. How is God different from the gods of the peoples?

13. Note the similarity between 1 Chronicles 16:35-36 and Ps. 106:47-48.

a. Is there anything significant about the place in the book of Psalms that we find the 47th and 48th verses of the 106th psalm? (Compare the placement of the similar passages in Ps. 41:13, 72:18-19, & 89:52.)

b. How does the placement of this particular phrase in 1 Chron. 16 fit the pattern?

14. Note the similarity between 1 Chronicles 16:34 and Ps. 106:1 (also Ps. 136:1). Is there any passage in 1 Chronicles 16:8-36 that is not also found in the Psalm?

15. Was the passage in 1 Chronicles 16 most likely derived from the Psalm, or is it more likely that the similar passages in the Psalm were derived from the passage, in 1 Chron. 16?

16. As a result of this study, what can you conclude about one way in which the psalms were used in Old Testament times?