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The Idea in Brief The term "וְכָל־הָאָרֶץ" appears to refer not only to the general area of Palestine and/or the Fertile Crescent, but beyond to the known world at the time. Discussion The Masoretic Text provides valuable clues. First, the photographic facsimiles of the Aleppo Codex and the Leningrad Codex indicate that the phrase "וְכָל־הָאָרֶץ" occurs ...


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One way of looking at this is a purely literal one, in which case it would be clearly impossible for everyone on earth to seek to hear Solomon. For example, Australian aborigines and American natives would obviously have no access to a Near Eastern ruler, no matter how wise. Another way is an allegorical one: the author of Kings was engaging in some ...


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My thoughts on the Two Houses When the Disciples asked Jesus, saying, 'Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?' (Acts 1:6). In other words, 'wilt thou at this time bring the 10 tribes back to the land Israel?' Fact is, the exact opposite was about to take place. In Matthew 21:43, Jesus, speaking to Judah, said: 'Therefore ...



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