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Is the 480 years mentioned in 1 Kings 6 accurate?

As noted in the question, Paul's reciting of the history of the nation includes periods of time which when added together total 573 years: Led by God in the wilderness 40 years Given to judges ...
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Why is it significant for the author to point out that no iron tools were used on the site of Solomon's temple? (1 Kings 6:7)

This is because the stone was already honed from the quarry from which it was taken so it did not require to be chizzeled or hammered at the building sight. It only required to be put in position. ...
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If David wanted Joab killed, why did he leave it to Solomon instead of doing it himself?

When men war side by side in life or death battle, a lifelong brotherhood is formed. That brotherhood can cover a multitude of sins; Uriah's murder, the census, even the ugly reality of taking life in ...
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How can we reconcile the suppossed contradiction 1 Kings 7 & 2 Chronicles 2?

1. I Kings 7:13. he, son of a woman, a widow, of the tribe of Naphtali [Young's Literal] son of a woman, a widow, he, of the tribe of Naphtali [Green's Literal] A 'widow of the tribe of Naphtali' is ...
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Was the appointing of Solomon not contrary to the law in 1 Kings 1:28-30?

The narrative describing the conflict leading to Solomon's succeeding to David's throne in 1 Kings 1-2 is subtle and complex. However, there is no sense that there was a rule -- let alone a "law" -- ...
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Who are the ones who "ruled Jerusalem before me" in Ecclesiastes 1:16?

If, for the moment, we assume that the author of Ecclesiastes is Solomon, then the known rulers of Jerusalem before him, of which Solomon was far wiser were: King David Melchizedek, king of "...
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If David wanted Joab killed, why did he leave it to Solomon instead of doing it himself?

From the testimony of Holy Scripture (2 Samuel 2:13 and 1 Chronicles 2:12-16, and others) it's apparent that David was Joab's uncle. Only speculating here, but perhaps David and Joab grew up together ...
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If David wanted Joab killed, why did he leave it to Solomon instead of doing it himself?

The absolute answers are only those that can be arrived at by a direct reference to the text. The only explicit reason given is in 1 kings 2:4, namely that Joab had killed two of David's captains ...
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Did God change his mind concerning the wealth of kings?

Let's first understand the prohibitions, because all of them are important for Solomon: Deuteronomy 17:16–20 (LEB): Except, he may not make numerous for himself horses, and he may not allow the ...
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Ecclesiastes - Could Solomon have repented and been forgiven for his sinful life

The following answer is based on the important assumption that Ecclesiastes was written by Solomon as strongly implied in Eccl 1:1 and as commonly accepted traditionally. [There are some who doubt ...
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Why is Abiather named as priest after having been removed from office in 1 Kings 4:1-4?

The answer to this question was probably a matter of courtesy for the same reason that Abiathar was not executed - he had carried the ark and was the Lord's anointed. Note the simple explanations ...
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Why did King Solomon have so many wives and concubines?

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 ...
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Is (Proverbs 6:1-3) broad enough to go beyond financial debt obligations/money lending etc.,?

A law is one thing. A moral principle is another. Proverbs 6:1-3 is not dealing with law but with a king giving counsel to his son. The writer is giving written instructions to the heir to the throne, ...
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Why is it significant for the author to point out that no iron tools were used on the site of Solomon's temple? (1 Kings 6:7)

We are the church. Each member contribute to it Scripture tells us that we are the body. In the building of the temple all stones were prepared before taken to the site, so too must we be honed, ...
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What does Song 1:1 tell us about Solomon's relationship to the book?

This book is attributed to Solomon by a very old tradition. Yet as noted in this video from the Bible Project, min 1:03 onwards ... you do have to admit Solomon is a very odd candidate as the author ...
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Did not King Solomon defile the altar by killing Joab while he was still holding onto its horns in 1 Kings?

UNDER THE LAW GIVEN TO MOSES NO SANCTUARY COULD BE GIVEN TO A WILLFUL MURDERER. In ancient times churches of Christendom became sanctuaries for criminals who deliberately violated God's law,such as ...
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In 1 Kings 2:13-25 why didn't Solomon's mother see Adonijah's request as treasonous?

Here are two suggestions to answer this good question. 1. Benson: 1 Kings 2:17. That he give me Abishag to wife — It is not likely that either Adonijah or Bath-sheba was ignorant that it was unlawful ...
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If David wanted Joab killed, why did he leave it to Solomon instead of doing it himself?

David didn’t kill Joab for the sole reason that he was Joab’s uncle. Joab was the son of David’s sister Zeruiah. This being the case, even if David wanted to kill Joab, he couldn’t because of his love ...
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Was King Solomon dark in complexion or something? (Songs of Solomon 1:6)

The woman is speaking in ch1 vv5-6. The fact that she is dark-skinned is a social indicator. It means that she belongs to the "peasant" class, working outdoors all the time, as keeper of ...
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Harlots before king Solomon in 1 Kings 3:16

Deut. 22:20 is not about harlotry but about deceiving a man that he is about to marry a virgin when in fact she is not. Virginity in the ANE was highly prized, and tricking someone by selling him an ...
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In 1 Kings 1:33, where was Gihon and why did David instruct Solomon be taken there to be anointed?

'Gihon' is Hebrew word that means 'to burst forth' or 'to gush'. It was that name of the spring that supplied water to the tabernacle and temple complex that Solomon later built. 2Chronicles 32 ...
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What is 'arrayed' more gloriously in a lily, than in all of that in which Solomon was arrayed?

It's a lesson to appreciate all of nature that God created and how beautiful it all is, as compared to man-made raiment and works. A single lily can be studied for a lifetime and you would still not ...
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What is 'arrayed' more gloriously in a lily, than in all of that in which Solomon was arrayed?

Solomon, for all that he was gloriously arrayed in fine garments, blessed by God with wisdom, riches and achievements (1 Kings 10:4-10,) fell into sin and ended up living a life apart from God. ...
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