2 Samuel 6:13 NIV

13 When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf.

In the above text David is said to have offered a sacrifice after six steps but its not clear whether he did this for every six steps or just once.

How should we understand the above text?


Various commentaries allow room for either scenario (once at six paces or every six paces). Below offers a bit of rationale:

Historical Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew: Steps Toward an Integrated ...

By Robert Rezetko, Ian Young


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