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We're given a hint as to the reason in 1 Kings 3:1 (NASB): Then Solomon formed a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD and the wall around Jerusalem. 1 Kings 10 show his later extensive foreign involvements. Verse ...


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A wise as King Solomon in the bible, why did he choose to have so many wives and concubine? And why did he not marry one wife? In this area of marriage, Solomon was not wise, Deuteronomy 17: 16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the Lord has told you, “You are ...


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1 Kings 20: 29 For seven days they camped opposite each other, and on the seventh day the battle was joined. The Israelites inflicted a hundred thousand casualties on the Aramean foot soldiers in one day. 30The rest of them escaped to the city of Aphek, where the wall collapsed on twenty-seven thousand of them. And Ben-Hadad fled to the city and hid in an ...


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Brainardo gave an excellent answer. Here I supply some details. Moses in Deuteronomy 9: 8 At Horeb you aroused the Lord’s wrath so that he was angry enough to destroy you. 9When I went up on the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the Lord had made with you, I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights; I ate ...


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Great observation. It is presumed that this is the case. Consider the parallel with Moses, who did not eat for 40 days (Exodus 34:28; on Mt Sinai, the same mountain as Elijah), and then Jesus, who fasted for 40 days (Matthew 4:2). Then we see the three of them in the transfiguration moment in Matthew 17:3.


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Let's see the context. The chapter opens with 1 Kings 2: 1 When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son. There were 3 items in David's will: 6b but do not let his [Joab] gray head go down to the grave in peace. 7“But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai of Gilead and let them be among those who eat at your table. They ...


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Shimei's story begins in 2 Samuel 16 with his cursing of David as David was in mourning and in distress over the death of his son Absalom. And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill's side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust. (2 Samuel 16:13, KJV) David did not choose at that time to ...


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The whole account needs to be understood, starting in 2 Samuel chapter 16:5-14 & 19:8 & 15-23 and taking up again in 1 Kings, the whole of chapter 2. Only then is the answer to your question clear. It all has to do with truly repenting before God and knowing God's forgiveness (as with David) or taking advantage of God's long-suffering and mercy till ...


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Does God condone or command that Jephthah sacrifice his daughter? (Judges 11:34-39) Assume that Jephthah sacrificed his daughter. Deuteronomy 18: 10a Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, What Jephthah did was against Deuteronomy 18:10. God would not have condoned or commanded Jephthah to sin.


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He dedicated her to Gods service . She actually didn't die. Judges 11:37 “And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.” Judges 11:39 "And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did ...


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God neither condoned nor ordered Jephthah to sacrifice his daughter. God had no choice but to stand aside, and Jephthah had to carry out what he had vowed. JUDGES 11:31 then it will be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, shall surely be the Lord’s, and I will offer it up as a burnt ...


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According to the Law of Moses, any child who is dedicated to the Lord must be redeemed with the sacrifice of a lamb. If you will notice in the story, Jephthah's daughter was given the opportunity to lament her virginity. From that point on, she was dedicated to the Lord and would never marry or have children. This was why Jephthah was so sorrowful. She was ...


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