Above the Thunder

II Chronicles 2, Psalms 93

❝Above the thunder of the mighty waters, more majestic than the breakers of the sea❞  

Psalms 93:4

In Psalm 93, verse 4 discusses the voices of the water and the breaking waves of the sea, while verse 5 speaks of God’s testimonies and His house.

What is the relationship between the two verses? Chronicles II 2:15 relates that cedar trees were cut from Lebanon and brought to the Land of Israel by sea, to construct King Solomon’s Temple: “We undertake to cut down as many trees of Lebanon as you need, and deliver them to you as rafts by sea to Jaffa; you will transport them to Jerusalem”.

One interpretation of this psalm suggests that the sailors who brought the mighty cedar trees from Lebanon to build the House of God recited this psalm. As part of their route, they certainly passed the northern sea area known as Rosh Hanikra (currently on Israel’s border with Lebanon), and heard the crashing of the waves into the rock. They must have marveled at the beauty and power of the sea, and praised God for giving them the merit of participating in the building of His great house.


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