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GOD or man gets the largest tent?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Bismarck, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Bismarck

    Bismarck New Member

    Mar 4, 2006
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    Here is a link with some pictures of the (reconstructed) Tabernacle tent the Israelites carried around with them in the Wilderness.

    Please picture this large tent at the center of the Israelite camp. GOD's tent, YHWH-Elohim's tent, is the largest and most noticeable and forms the center of the camp.

    Now, watch the movie 300 Spartans, about the famous Battle of Thermopylae at which Leonidas and 300 Spartans (and 700 Thespian volunteers) held off the million man army of Xerxes for 3 days in 480 BCE. Although this movie happens some 800 years after Moses and the Israelites wandered in the Wilderness, the "Great Tent" of Xerxes in the movie bears many of the same Oriental features. It also is placed at the center of the Persian camp. I would like to get a screen shot for everyone.

    But the point is this:
    • Moses & Israelites: YHWH-Elohim's tent is the largest and most central of all those in the camp
    • Persians: a mortal king's tent is the largest and most central of all those in the camp
    Does this not clearly illustrate the vast difference between the Mosaic Covenant and the "mammon-ized" world? Does this not clearly illustrate the difference between GOD-CENTERED society (Tabernacle is largest and most central) versus MAN-CENTERED (a man named Xerxes has the largest and most central tent)?
  2. rbell

    rbell Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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    Now calm down.

    We don't need to get two tents.

    Get it?! Two Tents? Tense? :laugh: :saint: :BangHead:

    (slinks away...) :D
  3. John of Japan

    John of Japan Well-Known Member
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    Sep 22, 2005
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    You do make a good point, but there is no way in the world I'm going to watch the 300 Spartans movie from the review I've read! :eek: :eek: