Psalms 68:9
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9  the earth trembled, the sky rained because of Hashem, yon Sinai, because of Hashem, the God of Yisrael.

E-retz ra-a-SHAH af sha-MA-yim na-t’-FU mi-p’-NAY e-lo-HEEM ZEH see-NAI mi-p’-NAY e-lo-HEEM e-lo-HAY yis-ra-AYL

ט  אֶרֶץ רָעָשָׁה אַף־שָׁמַיִם נָטְפוּ מִפְּנֵי אֱלֹהִים זֶה סִינַי מִפְּנֵי אֱלֹהִים אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

68:9   The earth trembled, the sky rained because of Hashem

The psalm opens with a paraphrase of Sefer Bamidbar (10:35), which explains that as the Aron traveled in the desert, Moshe called out, “Advance, Hashem! May Your enemies be scattered, And may Your foes flee before You!” The psalmist acknowledges that Israel goes into battle with God at the helm, smiting the enemy and miraculously scattering the cowardly foe. This is illustrated in a remarkable biblical story concerning the prophetess and judge Devora, and the battle fought by Israel against the Canaanites at Mount Tavor (Judges 4,5). Devora signals to the general Barak that Hashem is fighting with Israel and victory is at hand. The Canaanite army is defeated and Sisera the Canaanite general is ultimately killed by Yael, wife of Chever the Kenite in her tent. After the Israelite victory, Devora praises God with words that are strikingly similar to this verse: “Hashem, when You came forth from Seir, advanced from the country of Edom, the earth trembled; the heavens dripped, Yea, the clouds dripped water, the mountains quaked before Hashem, Him of Sinai, before Hashem, God of Yisrael” (Judges 5:4-3). The earth shakes at the realization that in Israel, God Himself fights together with His people.

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  • Some how everything I had worked on had gotten mixed up and out of order in my answer.
    This was to be the ending and ended up in the middle of my answer ? i AM SO VERY FOR ALL THE MIX UP AND ONFUSION.
    I cannot even find my spell check. As you can see, i am in need of it most greatly.
    Bless you and thank you for your understanding in this most odd but true senor melt down day. Carl

    I am 63 years old and my health is in a strange place right now? An exreme amount of chronic pain from a broken spinal cord and lack of sleep have diminished a lot of my self expresion abilities at times. My spelling without spell check is terrible. Thus today for whatever reason, I lost it. I realize this page is filled with spelling errors of great sadness and I wish to say i am so very sorry for that. I wanted to get this done today so I could stay current and not fall behind again.
    I hope I will be around to see the finding of the Ark. I feel that it never left Israel. I feel it is burried ither under the temple wall , The Wailing Wall , or the cave undr .Golgotha .I realize and feel so deeply in my heart on that day all Jewish & true Christian peopes will celebrate the coming together of God's chidren all ovr the world. WIll the Ark still hold it's mighty power it once had possed when Father God had dwelt upon it. I cannot give an answer. That one is on you. I honor the fact and rejoice in it that you are indeed a wise and choosen peoples. However it will still have the power to bring back the love and i hope the even stronger hope and believe in the one true God of Abraham and Isace and M osess. May God Bless you all for your lessons my Rabbie. Carl Coglianese

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  • The Ark traveled with them in the desert. Cared upon two wooden poles covered with Gold if memory serves me right. No one was ever allowed to touch the Ark under penilty of Death. That is why the Ark was always carried with these poles. Only the Temple Priets were allowed to carry the Ark. Inside the Ark according to Legend were placed the Ten Commandments. The Staff of Erand. A pair of Shoes, (sandles) worn for 40 years of the time in the desert. Yet not showing any wear any other than normal wear one ould expect. Due to the fact that all ground was Holy ground coverd by the Cloud of God by day. Coverd by Fire bythe Grce of God by night. There was laso said to be a jar of Mana also inclosed. It may have been legend, may have been fact. Someday I hope we find out. What a wonderful day that would be to announce such a Biblical find for the Jewish & Christian people of the world.

    I am 63 years old and my health is in a strange place right now? An exreme amount of chronic pain from a broken spinal cord and lack of sleep have diminished a lot of my self expresion abilities at times. My spelling without spell check is terrible. Thus today for whatever reason, I lost it. I realize this page is filled with spelling errors of great sadness and I wish to say i am so very sorry for that. I wanted to get this done today so I could stay current and not fall behind again.

    I hope I will be around to see the finding of the Ark. I feel that it never left Israel. I feel it is burried ither under the temple wall , The Wailing Wall , or the cave undr .Golgotha .I realize and feel so deeply in my heart on that day all Jewish & true Christian peopes will celebrate the coming together of God's chidren all ovr the world. WIll the Ark still hold it's mighty power it once had possed when Father God had dwelt upon it. I cannot give an answer. That one is on you. I honor the fact and rejoice in it that you are indeed a wise and choosen peoples. However it will still have the power to bring back the love and i hope the even stronger hope and believe in the one true God of Abraham and Isace and M osess. May God Bless you all for your lessons my Rabbie. Carl Coglianese

    We are, plain truth i m introduced to prophetess and judge Deborah. I remember her slightly in th back of my old and tired mind, ha, ha, bit of old age humer there !

    It was the pratice and indeed a wise one at this to have the Ark be the lead, at the helm of the army. As you would emagine what would the invading army come to think when the say perhapes six priests dresed in the garments of service carring this magnifsacant Creation of God with Angles seated apon its top .They saw this great swirling cloud coming from its center and producing storm like clouds with lightning and thunder. There come from it a host of frightning Angels that God has sent to dispuce the nemy of the Jewish people and devides and concures them most efectively.

    The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped, yea, the clouds dropped water. The mountains quaked at the presence of the LORD, even yon Sinai at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel” (Judges 5:4-3). The earth shakes at the realization that in Israel, God himself fights together with His people.

    Wow can you emagine the power and the respect the enemy has to feel for the people who have This God, or there God. It would have to have blown there minds to see and feel such power to see and feel the presence of there living God right on the field of war . In the front of the army. Who could even win such a war? the prophetess and judge Deborah had forseen this and fortold so much more of what was to forcome.

    Deborah gives all glory and credit to the presence and His powerful love for hte Chidren of israel. His Children of israel. God makes His presence to the world know to all especially in Israel. It is true and time tested,
    God himself fights together with His people.

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