Archive for August 2015

Summer Sequel on Silence

August 28, 2015

Abbey“In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quary were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built” (1 Kings 6:7 – from today’s lectionary reading).

So why did Solomon require construction at the new temple site be carried out so quietly? Wouldn’t that have unnecessarily encumbered the construction process, prolonging the time before people could actually worship there?

Or was it so that it so that the workers and others could begin to worship? (more…)