Psalms 69:36
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36  For Hashem will deliver Tzion and rebuild the cities of Yehuda; they shall live there and inherit it;

KEE e-lo-HEEM yo-SHEE-a tzi-YON v’-yiv-NEH a-RAY y’-hu-DAH v’-YA-sh’-vu SHAM vee-ray-SHU-ha

לו  כִּי אֱלֹהִים יוֹשִׁיעַ צִיּוֹן וְיִבְנֶה עָרֵי יְהוּדָה וְיָשְׁבוּ שָׁם וִירֵשׁוּהָ׃

 69:36   They shall live there and inherit it

Historically, the Israelites lived and prospered in the central mountain region of Israel, the area of Judea and Samaria. Avraham traveled from the north through the Samarian hills down to Chevron, his future eternal resting place. Yitzchak and Yaakov, as well as King David and the Maccabees, hovered around the mountainous area, with its springs and grass for grazing. The psalmist reminds us of the close connection Israel has with the hills of Judea, and delivers a charge to settle the mountains and redeem them as their inheritance. An ancient road traverses the hilltops of Judea, connecting Yerushalayim with the southern Chevron hills. This road is called the Path of the Patriarchs, as it is most probably the route taken by Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov when traveling between Beersheva, Chevron, Mount Moriah, Beit El, and Shechem. Walking on it, one finds Roman milestones, an ancient ritual bath and archaeological remnants of years past. One also sees the beautiful, populated, modern cities of Efrat, Neve Daniel, Elazar, Alon Shevut, K’far Etzion and many other settlements in the area of Judea.

A Roman milestone on the Path of the Patriarchs

A young boy admires the vastness of the Judean desert.

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  • Save me, O God; for the waters are come in even unto the soul.
    3 I am sunk in deep mire, where there is no standing; I am come into deep waters, and the flood overwhelmeth me.
    4 I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
    5 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that would cut me off, being mine enemies wrongfully, are many; should I restore that which I took not away?

    I want to comment on this also. It cconcerns me about How low David was feeling at this point.
    Were he was in his feeling with himself and his place with God.
    To me he felt in deep deppresion, he was alone in himself at this point. So alone and trapped in body and in spirit.
    He was so overwelmed. He might have felt that God may have left him. But still in the back of his mind still knew he was there.
    He had been calling so long for God that he felt God could not hear him.
    Or perhapes did not want to hear him, for what ever reason, unknown to David.
    He did not understand how he could be hated so much by othrs that did not even no the person of David?
    Why did they hate him to this over whelming level.
    David would have to waite it out and put all his faith into God.
    That is were his fate would lie. Carl

  • This road is called the path of the patriarchs,Right there something very special is being said and told to us. There is much history and story telling being aquated to this road. Abraham traveled from the north through the Samarian hills down to Hebron, his future eternal resting place. This alone would make this road specila yet the histoy continues we find. Issac, Jacob, Kink David. and the Maccabees, are all connected to this area. The grasses are great for grasing and the area just blessed by our God in so many ways. This was part ofthere inheratance from God.

    69:36 They shall abide there, and have it in possession
    They will flourish and have many possesions. They will grow and prosper. Have many generations of children and be happy.
    What a great blessing for the people and Children of Israel. Indeed. Carl


Psalms 69:36

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