David dances nearly naked in front of God and everybody
8 David was displeased with God's killing of Uzzah, but he was also afraid of God.
10-12 So David decided not to bring the ark to Jerusalem after all. He brought it to the house of Obededom the Gittite instead. After three months, David was told that God blessed Obededom, so he brought the ark to Jerusalem.
13-14 During the journey, they sacrificed an ox and a fat calf every six steps, while David danced nearly naked, with only a linen ephod covering him.
Michal is disgusted by David's performance
16 When David's first wife, Michal, saw David's performance, she despised him and said to him,
How glorious was the king of Israel today, who uncovered himself to all the slave girls in the kingdom, like some shameless man who exposes himself.
In the intro to this episode, Carole and I were talking about all the trouble the ark had previously caused. But we forgot to mention that God killed 50,070 Israelites because someone looked into the ark (in addition to the hemorrhoids with which he plagued several Philistine cities ). See Episode 103 for the details.
David sacrificed an ox and a fat calf every six steps. (6:13)
It's hard to say where Obededom lived, but it was somewhere between Kirjathjearim and Jerusalem, which are 17 kilometers apart.
So let's say it was six kilometers from Obededom's house to Jerusalem and that one step is one meter. Then every six meters they sacrificed two animals, for a grand total of 2000 - 1000 oxen and 1000 fatlings.