Just a quick summary of what the Chroniclers say well enough…
- Some familiar patterns and themes emerge here, harkening back to Exodus and Joshua – the hand of God working victoriously on the battlefield in favor of the children of Israel.
- David decides to second-guess God by taking an unneeded census, and his people reap the terrible consequences.
- And finally (see illustration), a peculiar real estate deal to secure the future site of the Temple.
David at the Threshing Floor of Ornan the Jebusite