New Defender's Study Bible Notes
6:17 the tabernacle. This tabernacle was intended by David only for temporarily housing the ark. The wilderness tabernacle had been set up in Shiloh, then perhaps later in Nob (Joshua 18:1; I Samuel 21:1,6), but both these cities had been destroyed. At this time, it had been relocated in Gibeon (I Chronicles 16:39). It was David’s desire to build a permanent dwelling place for the ark in Jerusalem.