Psalms 43:3
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3  Send forth Your light and Your truth; they will lead me; they will bring me to Your holy mountain, to Your dwelling-place,

sh’-lakh o-r’-KHA va-a-mi-t’-KHA HAY-mah yan-KHU-nee y’-vee-U-nee el har kod-sh’-KHA v’-el mish-k’-no-TE-kha

ג  שְׁלַח־אוֹרְךָ וַאֲמִתְּךָ הֵמָּה יַנְחוּנִי יְבִיאוּנִי אֶל־הַר־קָדְשְׁךָ וְאֶל־מִשְׁכְּנוֹתֶיךָ׃

The location of ancient Gilgal, where the mishkan stood for fourteen years.

 43:3   Your dwelling-place

The word for Tabernacle is Mishkan (משכן), from the Hebrew root ש-כ-נ, which means ‘to dwell.’ The Mishkan was erected in the desert as a temporary dwelling for Hashem, which was ultimately replaced by a permanent resting place, in the form of the Beit Hamikdash on Mount Moriah. But getting there took some time. Korah Sages trace the travels of the Mishkan in the Land of Israel: Fourteen years in Gilgal, 369 years in Shilo, and another 57 years in Nov and Givon. Altogether, it took 440 years from the entry of the Children of Israel into Eretz Yisrael until Shlomo built the Beit Hamikdash. In this psalm, the psalmist asks God for light and truth to help him return to the holy mountain, to the resting place of the Lord.

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  • The Tabernacle, The dwelling place for God. At the first was temporary and was in the desert designed to be made temporary due to the continual journey of the Jewish peoples through the desert. It would eventually find a permanent home on
    Mount. Moriah. However taking there to the temples final completion would be 440 years. This would be the permanent resting place for the presence of the Lord. the psalmists asks God for light and truth to help him return back to the holy mountain, to the resting place of the Lord.
    There is increased talk of building the third Temple these days . They already have constructed to code all of the temple furniture and utensils. They have already started a school to train the Priestly order of Aron. The Temple Menorah Has been rebuilt and each year has been moved closer to the temple mount. The walls of the Temple have been
    pr-fabricated and made ready to assemble according to code. The great curtain has been created to separate the Holy of Hollies. The Third and Final Temple will be built and in the next ten years. Carl

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Psalms 43:3

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