In Divrei Hayamim I 17:16 we read:

"And King David came and sat before the L-rd, and he said, "Who am I, O L-rd G-d, and who is my house, that You have brought me thus far?

Reading this verse, the folllowing questions come to my mind:

  1. It says that David came. Where did he come? Was it the tent where he stationed the Ark, perhaps?

  2. " Sat before the L-rd" - does this mean that he got on his knees?

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The Metzudat David says that he was right in front of the ark. By looking at the Talmud, Yoma 69b it seems that this was in the azarah. The only discussion I can see about "sitting" has to do with comparing it to the sitting one does when eating certain sacrifices (look at the tosafot on 25a) so I don't see that it was kneeling.


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