Psalms 30:1
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1  A psalm of David. A song for the dedication of the House.

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א  מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר־חֲנֻכַּת הַבַּיִת לְדָוִד׃

 30:1   A song for the dedication of the House

Remains of King David’s palace

Which house did David dedicate? Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra says that this psalm refers to the dedication of his own house, the “house of cedar” that he built for himself (II Samuel 7:2). While King David was instructed by God not to build the Beit Hamikdash, he nonetheless built a palace for himself right next to Har HaBayit. In 2005, archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar announced she had uncovered the remnants of King David’s palace. She maintains that the large structure she discovered was built during the tenth century BCE, as she found artifacts from that era, in addition to important bullae, clay seal impressions, with names of royal officials mentioned in the Bible.

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  • King David dedicated his own house to be in service to the House of God. This is understood in my house, the Judaeo/Christian Home. We follow the Jewish Holidays and Customs. I feel that there should never have been a separation from the Jewish roots that we had come from. This should have never, ever happened. I feel in my heart & soul that God did not want this to happen either. As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord” This is what I live by, strive to live by. This is what i understand that David was doing. However his faith could be measured like 50 times stronger than mine. For I believe God loved him for he was a man after God's own heart as it had been said. I know that he wanted to build a Temple to honor and serve God so much. He Loved God so much and he wanted to honor him through the Temple. However He understood why God did not want him to build it. But nevertheless I can imagine his heart was broken somewhat. David was a Great and Honorable man of God. Carl


Psalms 30:1

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