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1 Konings 8: verskillende perspektiewe op God se teenwoordigheid

D.F. O’Kennedy
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 38, No 3 | a440 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v38i3.440 | © 2004 D.F. O’Kennedy | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 August 2004 | Published: 01 August 2004

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D.F. O’Kennedy, Dept. Ou en Nuwe Testament, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, South Africa

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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.


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


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