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7:2 Nathan. Mentioned here for the first time, Nathan the prophet will also play a significant role in ch. 12 and 1 Kin. 1. See also 1 Chr. 29:29; 2 Chr. 9:29; 29:25.
in a tent. David apparently views his palace as symbolic of his now-established rule (5:11, 12), and he proposes that God’s rule should be similarly symbolized with a permanent dwelling.