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God Dwells With His People

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God Dwells With His People

by Paul M. Zehr

This carefully researched study on the tabernacle of the Old Testament draws from both Christian and Jewish sources. The author not only probes the nature of the construction of the tabernacle, but also explores its theological meaning in the Old and New Testaments.

The unavoidable conclusion the author draws is that the divinely instructed building of the tabernacle was evidence of God's desire to dwell with his people and to lead them. The author does not try to find typological significance for Christianity in every nook and cranny of the tabernacle, yet he does interpret the coming of the incarnate Christ and the establishing of the Christian church as fulfillment of God's desire to "tabernacle" (dwell) with his people.

The ultimate accomplishment of God's desire to dwell with his people is yet to come. Only in the heavenly city, in the new Jerusalem envisioned in Revelation 21–22, does the tabernacle find its final fulfillment. There God himself will dwell with his people eternally.




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