The following articles are related to the topic of TEMPLE

Lessons from the Ark of the Covenant

The ark of the covenant housed a small pot of manna (Ex. 16:32-33), Aaron’s staff (Num. 17:10), and the two tables of stone containing the Ten Commandments. See the reference to these items in Hebrews 9:4b.

Covering the ark was a lid designated as the mercy-seat (Ex. 25:17). Above the mercy-seat were two golden cherubim (plural of “cherub”), representing a certain order of angels (vv. 18ff; cf. Gen. 3:24). Let us ponder several of these items.

The Old Testament and Incense

The Old Testament contains many references to the burning of incense. What lessons does this hold for us today? Let us meditate upon this theme together.

Examine me, Lord — A Study of Psalm 26

Psalm 26 is a thrilling example of a sincere man, most likely king David, who, in spite of personal weaknesses, was generally a man of integrity. He begs the Lord to examine his heart and bless him.

An Amazing Text of Prophecy and Providence

In the book of Exodus, there is a text that is thrilling beyond words to express. It contains prophecies of Israel’s future, and a promise of providence that is utterly baffling. Study this passage with us in this week’s Penpoints.

Did Jesus Violate the Sabbath?

A Christian writer/speaker, who travels extensively and lectures on “Does God Exist?,” has written that the Bible indicates that Jesus, on one occasion, “violated” the Old Testament Sabbath-day law. He has cited the Gospel of Mark 2:23-24. Would you comment on this?

The Altar of Incense: Where Was It Located?

Some critics have accused the writer of the book of Hebrews with contradicting the Old Testament with reference to where the “altar of incense” was located. Is this an insurmountable difficulty?

Solomon’s Temple Dedication Prayer and “Repentance”

Solomon’s prayer at the time of the dedication of the Jewish Temple is a remarkable piece of literature. It contains an important discussion of the nature of genuine repentance. In an age when this is frequently misunderstood, it provides a valuable resource.

A Study of Biblical Types

One of the most fascinating areas of Bible study is that of typology—the study of Scripture “types.”

Did Paul Sin in Submitting to the Temple Ritual?

One of the most controversial contexts in the book of Acts has to do with Paul’s activity in the Jerusalem temple, as recorded in Acts 21. Did the apostle violate the law of God in “purifying” himself in that ritual? Some so claim, but is this a necessary conclusion?

Examining Premillennialism

Premillennialism, the doctrine that Christ will soon return to set up an earthly kingdom for a thousand years, is a popular idea these days. In this this article, Wayne Jackson examines this theory.