Davidic Dance—An Expression of Joy and Praise

Psalm 149:1, 3, In the assembly of the saints…dance. (On the dance, see Ps 150:1, 4.) Hebraic worship dance should be an aspect of praise and worship in the congregation of the saints according to the Psalms. Certainly, at the very least, dancing should be occurring on the three pilgrimage feasts or chagim: the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles. The Torah refers to each of these three appointed times (Heb. moedim) as chag meaning “festival.” The root word of chag is chagag meaning “to celebrate, keep a solemn feast or holy day, to move or go around in a circle, march in a sacred procession, to reel to and fro in a giddy manner.” Indeed Davidic dancing at joyous celebrations such as the biblical feasts has been a Hebraic tradition since time immemorial.


9 thoughts on “Davidic Dance—An Expression of Joy and Praise

  1. Music and dancing seems to have been an expression of joy for many cultures during many eras. Unfortunately, the adversary has developed styles of dancing that are vulgar and definitely not pleasing to our Elohim. The adversary seems to twist every good thing into something sinful.
    Blessings, Sonja

  2. Dance=reminds me of the Christian song by Mercy Me “I can only imagine” in which he sings ‘will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still, will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall, will I sing Hallelu-YAH, will I be able to speak at all, I can only imagine.”
    I can’t even imagine but I do know I will dance because I won’t have my walker!

  3. Shalom All
    would you please pray for my husband to be freed to express joy and happiness in dance too. I invite but he is quite inhibited/oppressed even in our own home.
    Thankyou and blessings to all.

    • Give him a bottle of good single malt Scotch whisky and his inhibition will soon fade.
      Works for me every time.
      Shalom, John

      • Thankyou Dear John
        I would just love the Holy Spirit to flow too.
        Much better than double malt !! No offence intended especially if you are Scotch : )

        Shalom for your light hearted thoughts….. Sometimes it ain’t easy here.
        Praise our King

  4. Oh you guys… if only it were that easy to open hearts fully to trusting. One thing I noticed from your preferences was it is an external prescription for the internal to break forth……….Just like following Torah was meant to be.
    Do it by trust and then see Abba is good. : )
    Shabbat Shalom.

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