EXTREME MAKEOVER: Temple Edition ~ The Laws on G-d’s Residence of Choice Rambam: Hilchot Beit HaBechira. Chapter 8; 9
Episode #83 — “CHAMBER WATCH”
In the previous Episode we learnt more about guard duties of the Levite Clan at the only some of the gates of entranceways to the Mikdash Courtyard. We tallied locations and thus far reached Chai!
In this new Episode we will continue with the Levites on Guard Duty in the final three, yet somewhat unusual locations.
From the Office of Offering that was housed in a Chamber within a Chamber to the enigmatic Control Centre of the Curtains it seems that something different is actively at play here… a fascinating new theory will be suggested.
As we conclude with the final Levite posting behind the Holy of Holies, e.g., the “House of The Covering” — the surprising euphemism for the highest of degree of sanctity begs for clarification.
As a glimmer emerges from medieval commentary in respect to the Shechina, where the smallest of openings is viewed as an active gateway.
We’ll contemplate biblical verses about sacred conventions of our connectivity with the Creator. The full illuminated development of which can easily lend stunning credibility to the veracity of the aforementioned novelty.