Concordia Theological Monthly

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temple, God's presence, israel, solomon, jerusalem, tabernacle, exile, judgment, congregation, covenant

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Jerusalem lay in ruins. Its temple had been destroyed. In distant Babylon God’s people hung up their harps and sat down to weep. Where was God now? To be sure, He might be the Lord of the universe; but what was the point of this if His people were left to languish in exile? He had been present for them in the temple on Mount Zion; where could His people now seek His face?


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Exodus 25:22; Exodus 29:42; Exodus 30:6; Psalm 24:7-8; 2 Samuel 7:6-7; 1 Kings 8:12; 2 Chronicles 7:1; 2 Samuel 7:11-12; Exodus 40:34-35; Exodus 25:40; Acts 7:44; Jeremiah 7:4; 1 Corinthians 1:27-28; Haggai 2:2-9; Ezekiel 11:6; Ezekiel 20:33; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 48:35; Isaiah 45:1;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars