A “shadow of heaven” (Heb 8:3). This PP explains how concepts in the Tabernacle & Temple are being applied to contemporary worship practice. This basic model has also been called Praise & Worship, & Worship in the Inner & Outer Courts. Emphasis on God’s Presence. Rationale, leadership principles, biblical support, discussion.
Davidic praise is active, demonstrative, not passive, silent: shouting, kneeling, prostrating, raising hands, processing, lifting eyes. David’s prayer at Solomon Temple dedication. A contrast: Greek Dualism.
Revised Oct 1, 2014
A discussion of the organization of the music ministry and the importance of the major festives in the Temple and appllications to today’s administration of music and worship in churches. Temple music organization: 24 groups, 288 master teachers, 4000 musicians; organization, supervision; strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion; tithe, subsistance farming.
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How were levitical musicians regarded? Was there a sacred style? Their living arrangements, responsibilities, and temple rotation schedules. The supervising heads of the three major, musical families resided in Jerusalem, while individual musicians and groups were scattered over Israel.