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Verse 4
    See Chapter on "Casting Down Golden Crowns" which identifies the 24 courses of the Priesthood in 1 Chronicles 24:1-6 as the "twenty-four elders." It must be understood that the Prophet David made the new arrangements concerning the temple services and priestly rotation as well as the Levitical singers.
   It is clearly stated in 1 Chronicles 28:19 that God made David understand these changes"All this, said David, the Lord made me understand in writings by his hand upon me, even all the works of the pattern" (read also 1 Chronicles 28:11-18).
   Also in 2 Chronicles 29:25 it clearly states this arrangement was: "According to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the Lord by his prophets."
   The prophecies of the Old Testament, according to most scholars, were divided into 22 books. This is illustrated by the candlestick which had 22 cups (3 on each branch and 4 on the main stemExodus 25:33, 34) and just as there are 22 characters to the Hebrew alphabet so there are 22 books of the Old Testament.
   There are also 22 generations from Adam to Jacob. If we add the total number of cups, knops and flowers we have a total of 66. Multiplying 22 by 3 gives 66the total books in the Bible.
   When Jewish scholars saw that 22 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament made a perfect number of 49 they opted to change the Old Testament to 24 books changing the total to 51an imperfect number.
   Jesus divided the Scriptures into three parts in Luke 24:44: Moses [law], prophets, and psalms. In Luke 1:8 we find Zechariah was serving as priest when his course as one of the 24 was on duty as arranged by David.

Verse 8
    Isaiah the 6th chapter parallels this verse. There each seraphim had six wings. 
     Two wings were used to cover the face, which would picture the concealment of God’s person from the world. 
     Two wings were used to cover the feet, which would picture the concealment God’s operations among men. 
      Two wings were used to fly with, which would picture the carrying forth of God’s plan of the ages. 
   The seraphim continually manifest his glory, the glory of the Lord God Almighty who is from everlasting to everlasting.


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