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1 Timothy 6:16 (KJV):

  1. Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom {cf15I be} honour and power everlasting. Amen.

1 Kings 8:12 (KJV):

  1. Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Is there a contradiction between 1 Timothy 6:16 where God dwelling in the Light, and 1 Kings 8:12 where God would dwell in the thick darkness?

Did this mean incarnation of Jesus in the world?, Then returning back to his heavenly home?

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  • no, it's about before and after they installed LED lighting – user48152 Jun 2 '20 at 12:13
  • See also Exodus 20:21, and then compare both passages with Exodus 33:18-23 and 34:29-35. – Lucian Jun 3 '20 at 7:01
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1 Timothy 6:16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no on has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.

1 Kings 8:12 Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;

These are different occasions for different purposes. There are more.

Lev 16:1 I appear in the cloud above the mercy seat.

1 Kings 8:13 I have indeed built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever."

1 Kings 8:49 then hear in heaven your dwelling place

Psalm 68:16 why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever?

Deuteronomy 33:2 He said: "The LORD came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from Mount Paran. He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

Perhaps you are more concerned about the contrast of light vs darkness. According to https://answeringsceptics.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/alleged-contradictions-1timothy-616-1-kings-812-god-dwells-in-light-or-in-darkness/, darkness is not

pitch black places (hell or dungeon), but as being cloudy, smoky type of darkness

In any case, there is no contradiction.

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