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					The Kingdom Period

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    1st Kings 1-11
           1 Kings 1:1-2
      Now King David was old, advanced in
age; and they covered him with clothes, but
he could not keep warm. 2 So his servants
said to him, “Let them seek a young virgin for
my lord the king, and let her attend the king
and become his nurse; and let her lie in your
bosom, that my lord the king may keep
            1 Kings 1:3-4
      So they searched for a beautiful girl
throughout all the territory of Israel, and
found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought
her to the king. 4 The girl was very beautiful;
and she became the king's nurse and served
him, but the king did not cohabit with her.
• Past his prime
• Old and infirmed
            1 Kings 1:5-6
       Now Adonijah the son of Haggith
exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” So he
prepared for himself chariots and horsemen
with fifty men to run before him. 6 His father
had never crossed him at any time by asking,
“Why have you done so?” And he was also a
very handsome man, and he was born after
(After Absalom)       • Past his prime
He had conferred      • Old and infirmed
with Joab the son
  of Zeruiah and      But Zadok the priest,
 with Abiathar the     Benaiah the son of
     priest; and      Jehoiada, Nathan the
following Adonijah    prophet, Shimei, Rei,
 they helped him.      and the mighty men
    (1 Kings 1:7)    who belonged to David,
                     were not with Adonijah.
                          (1 Kings 1:8)
• Past his prime
• Old and infirmed
• Nathan goes to
  Bathsheba to
  approach David
            1 Kings 1:33
      The king said to them, “Take
with you the servants of your lord,
and have my son Solomon ride on
my own mule, and bring him down
to Gihon.”
Captain Charles Warren
     Gihon Spring
         1 Kings 1:34-35
      “Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the
prophet anoint him there as king over Israel,
and blow the trumpet and say, „Long live King
Solomon!‟ 35 Then you shall come up after
him, and he shall come and sit on my throne
and be king in my place; for I have appointed
him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.”
         1 Kings 1:38-39
      So Zadok the priest, Nathan the
prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the
Cherethites, and the Pelethites went down
and had Solomon ride on King David's mule,
and brought him to Gihon. 39 Zadok the
priest then took the horn of oil from the tent
and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the
trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live
King Solomon!”
           1 Kings 1:40
       All the people went up after him, and
the people were playing on flutes and
rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth
shook at their noise.
            1 Kings 1:41
     Now Adonijah and all the guests who
were with him heard it as they finished eating.
When Joab heard the sound of the trumpet,
he said, “Why is the city making such an
 “Besides, Solomon has even taken his seat on
   the throne of the kingdom. 47 Moreover, the
    king's servants came to bless our lord King
David, saying, „May your God make the name of
Solomon better than your name and his throne
  greater than your throne!‟ And the king bowed
       himself on the bed.” (1 Kings 1:46-47)
         1 Kings 1:49-50
        Then all the guests of Adonijah were
terrified; and they arose and each went on
his way. 50 And Adonijah was afraid of
Solomon, and he arose, went and took hold
of the horns of the altar.
         1 Kings 1:52-53
       Solomon said, “If he is a worthy man,
not one of his hairs will fall to the ground; but
if wickedness is found in him, he will die.” 53
So King Solomon sent, and they brought him
down from the altar. And he came and
prostrated himself before King Solomon, and
Solomon said to him, “Go to your house.”

    1 KINGS 2:1-12
          1 Kings 2:1-2
      As David's time to die drew near, he
charged Solomon his son, saying, 2 “I am
going the way of all the earth. Be strong,
therefore, and show yourself a man.”
           1 Kings 2:3-4
      “Keep the charge of the LORD your
God, to walk in His ways, to keep His
statutes, His commandments, His ordinances,
and His testimonies, according to what is
written in the Law of Moses, that you may
succeed in all that you do and wherever you
turn, 4 so that the LORD may carry out His
promise which He spoke concerning me,
saying, „If your sons are careful of their way,
to walk before Me in truth with all their heart
and with all their soul, you shall not lack a
man on the throne of Israel.‟”
   Joshua 1:2-9                   1 Kings 2:2-4
Be strong and courageous        Be strong, therefore, and
  (repeated three times)          show yourself a man.
Be careful to do according       Keep the charge of the
to all the law which Moses      Lord your God, to walk in
 My servant commanded             His ways, to keep His
 you; do not turn from it to           statutes, His
  the right or to the left...     commandments, His
This book of the Law shall         ordinances, and His
   not depart from your         testimonies, according to
            mouth               what is written in the Law
 Then you will make your          So that the Lord may
way prosperous, and then          carry out His promise
  you will have success.             which He spoke
                                      concerning me
   David‟s Unfinished Business
JOAB: Shed blood in            SHIMEI: Cursed
a time of peace                David as he fled from
• Act wisely                   Absalom
• Do not let his gray           • You are wise
  hair go down to               • You will bring his
  Sheol in peace (2:6)            gray hair down to
                                  Sheol with blood

       SONS OF BARZILLAI: Assisted
       David when he fled from Absalom
     1 KINGS 2:13-25
            1 Kings 2:13
       Now Adonijah the son of Haggith came
to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And
she said, “Do you come peacefully?” And he
said, “Peacefully.”

 Then he said, “Please speak to Solomon the
  king, for he will not refuse you, that he may
 give me Abishag the Shunammite as a wife.”
 18 Bathsheba said, “Very well; I will speak to
      the king for you.” (1 Kings 2:17-18)
  1st Kings 1         1st Kings 2
Nathan approaches Adonijah approaches
  the king through    the king through
     Bathsheba           Bathsheba
 David swears an    Solomon swears an
oath in response to oath in response to
Bathsheba (1:29-30)  Bathsheba (2:23)
 Focus is upon the   Focus is upon the
 succession of the     security of the
      kingdom             kingdom
         1 Kings 2:22-23
     King Solomon answered and said to his
mother, “And why are you asking Abishag the
Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him also
the kingdom-- for he is my older brother--
even for him, for Abiathar the priest, and for
Joab the son of Zeruiah!” 23 Then King
Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, “May
God do so to me and more also, if Adonijah
has not spoken this word against his own life.”
                   1st Kings 1-4
  1:1        2:1        2:13      3:1      4:1      4:29
Solomon     David‟s   Solomon           Solomon‟s
becomes Instructions deals with          Wealth
  king   to Solomon     issues
  Solomon‟s Succession to the      Solomon‟s Wisdom
             1 Kings 3:1
       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.

                                 21st Dynasty
                                   of Egypt
              Thebes 
           1 Kings 3:2-3
       The people were still sacrificing on the
high places, because there was no house
built for the name of the LORD until those
days. 3 Now Solomon loved the LORD,
walking in the statutes of his father David,
except he sacrificed and burned incense on
the high places.
       Numbers 33:50-53
       Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the
plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite
Jericho, saying, 51 “Speak to the sons of Israel
and say to them, „When you cross over the
Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52 then you
shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land
from before you, and destroy all their figured
stones, and destroy all their molten images
and demolish all their high places; 53 and you
shall take possession of the land and live in it,
for I have given the land to you to possess it.‟”
            1 Kings 3:4
      The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice
there, for that was the great high place;
Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings
on that altar.
            1 Kings 3:5
     In Gibeon the LORD appeared to
Solomon in a dream at night; and God said,
“Ask what you wish me to give you.”
             1 Kings 3:6
       Then Solomon said, “You have shown
great lovingkindness to Your servant David
my father, according as he walked before You
in truth and righteousness and uprightness of
heart toward You; and You have reserved for
him this great lovingkindness, that You have
given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is
this day.”
            1 Kings 3:7-9
     “Now, O LORD my God, You have
made Your servant king in place of my father
David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know
how to go out or come in. 8 Your servant is in
the midst of Your people which You have
chosen, a great people who are too many to
be numbered or counted. 9 So give Your
servant an understanding heart to judge Your
people to discern between good and evil. For
who is able to judge this great people of
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     1st KINGS 3:16-28
          1 Kings 3:16
    Then two women who were harlots
came to the king and stood before him.
         1 Kings 3:24-25
      The king said, “Get me a sword.” So
they brought a sword before the king. 25 The
king said, “Divide the living child in two, and
give half to the one and half to the other.”
         1 Kings 3:26-27
       Then the woman whose child was the
living one spoke to the king, for she was
deeply stirred over her son and said, “Oh, my
lord, give her the living child, and by no
means kill him.” But the other said, “He shall
be neither mine nor yours; divide him!” 27
Then the king said, “Give the first woman the
living child, and by no means kill him. She is
his mother.”
    Now Solomon
 ruled over all the
kingdoms from the
River to the land of
the Philistines and
   to the border of
     Egypt; they
brought tribute and
  served Solomon
 all the days of his
life. (1 Kings 4:21)
            ● Dan
                        So Judah and
                    Israel lived in safety,
                    every man under his
                    vine and his fig tree,
                    from Dan even to
                    Beersheba, all the
                    days of Solomon.
                    (1 Kings 4:25).

            1 Kings 4:26
      Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses for
his chariots, and 12,000 horsemen.

The Septuagint reads:
Solomon had 4,000 stalls
of horses for his chariots,
and 12,000 horsemen
(See 2 Chronicles 9:25)
                    Moreover, he shall not
                   multiply horses for himself
                    (Deuteronomy 17:16)

Some boast in chariots
and some in horses,
But we will boast in the
name of the LORD, our
God. (Psalm 20:7)
         1 Kings 4:30-33
      Solomon's wisdom surpassed the
wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the
wisdom of Egypt. 31 For he was wiser than all
men, than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, Calcol
and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame
was known in all the surrounding nations. 32
He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs
were 1,005. 33 He spoke of trees, from the
cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop
that grows on the wall; he spoke also of
animals and birds and creeping things and
                   1st Kings 1-8
       Chapter 1-2  Chapter 3-4        Chapter 5-8
       Solomon‟s    Solomon‟s           Solomon
      Succession to Wisdom and          builds the
        the throne    Wealth             Temple

5:1         6:1      7:1        7:13           8:1
Preparations Building Solomon‟s Ornamentation Dedication of
 for building  the    own house in the Temple the Temple
 the Temple Temple
Designations for the Tabernacle
  • Tabernacle: Mishkan (!K'v.mi) from
   !K;v', “to dwell”
    – The sides were portable
    – Made of a framework overlaid with gold
    – A curtain over the structure
  • Tent of Meeting
  • Tent of Testimony
  • Sanctuary
              Jesus Christ The Church
Tabernacle: The word became      The dwelling-place
Dwelling    flesh and dwelled    of the Holy Spirit
Place       among us (John 1:14) (2 Cor. 6:16)
             Jesus is our          Our fellowship is
Tent of
             provision for         in Christ
Meeting      meeting God           (1 John 1:7)
             The Tabernacle        We are to be
Tent of
             pointed to the saving witnesses of Him
Testimony    work of Jesus         (Acts 1:8)
             We come through       We are called to
             the blood of Christ   be holy (1 Peter
Holy Place   (Hebrews 10:19)       1:15-16)
Preparations for Building the
          1st Kings 5
Now Hiram king of
   Tyre sent his
     servants to           Tyre
  Solomon, when
he heard that they
 had anointed him
king in place of his
 father, for Hiram
 had always been
 a friend of David.        
   (1 Kings 5:1)
           1 Kings 5:8-9
       So Hiram sent word to Solomon, saying,
“I have heard the message which you have
sent me; I will do what you desire concerning
the cedar and cypress timber. 9 My servants
will bring them down from Lebanon to the
sea; and I will make them into rafts to go by
sea to the place where you direct me, and I
will have them broken up there, and you shall
carry them away. Then you shall accomplish
my desire by giving food to my household.”
The copies of these epistles
 remain at this day, and are
   preserved not only in our    Tyre
     books, but among the
 Tyrians also; insomuch that
  if any one would know the
  certainty about them, he
 may desire of the keepers
   of the public records of
Tyre to show him them, and
  he will find what is there
set down to agree with what
 we have said. ― Josephus,
       Antiquities 8:2:8.
        1 Kings 5:13-14
      Now King Solomon levied forced
laborers from all Israel; and the forced
laborers numbered 30,000 men. 14 He sent
them to Lebanon, 10,000 a month in relays;
they were in Lebanon a month and two
months at home. And Adoniram was over the
forced laborers.
                1 Kings 6:1
        Now it came about in the four hundred
   and eightieth year after the sons of Israel
   came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth
   year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the
   month of Ziv which is the second month, that
   he began to build the house of the LORD.

        1447 B.C. - Exodus of Israel from Egypt
Thiele’s 971 B.C. - Beginning of Solomon‟s reign
 Dates 967 B.C. - 4th Year of Solomon
         931 B.C. - Solomon's death
 Then Solomon began to build
   the house of the LORD in
  Jerusalem on Mount Moriah,
where the LORD had appeared
to his father David, at the place
that David had prepared on the
  threshing floor of Ornan the
  Jebusite. (2 Chronicles 3:1).
  Dimensions of the Tabernacle
           & Temple
                      Tabernacle        Temple
      Area            Cubits   Feet   Cubits   Feet
 Area of Length        30      45      60      90
the Entire Width       10      15      20      30
Structure Height       10      15      30      45
 Holy of     Length    10      15      20      30
 Holies      Width     10      15      20      30
             Height    10      15      20      30
         1 Kings 6:11-13
      Now the word of the LORD came to
Solomon saying, 12 “Concerning this house
which you are building, if you will walk in My
statutes and execute My ordinances and keep
all My commandments by walking in them,
then I will carry out My word with you which I
spoke to David your father. 13 I will dwell
among the sons of Israel, and will not forsake
My people Israel.”
The Date of the Beginning of the Work
     The Outer Structure of the Temple (6:2-10)
         The Covenant Conditions (6:11-13)
     The Inner Structure of the Temple (6:15-36)
The Date of the Completion of the Work
  The Holy of                 The New
    Holies                   Jerusalem
• Signified the           • Signifies the Bride -
  presence of God           the wife of the Lamb.
• Overlaid with pure      • Made of pure gold
  gold (1 Kings 6:20)       (Revelation 21:18)
• Filled with the glory   • Illuminated by the
  of God (1 Kings           glory of God
  8:10)                     (Revelation 21:23)
            1 Kings 6:23
     Also in the inner sanctuary he made two
cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.
  Cherubim in               Cherubim in
the Tabernacle              the Temple
  Made of solid gold       Made of olive wood
                             overlaid with gold
Placed on the top of the Stood on either side of
  Ark of the Covenant    the Ark of the Covenant
     (smaller size)      with their wings over the
 Faced one another as       They seem to face
they looked toward the      outward toward the
      mercy seat                worshipers
         1 Kings 6:31-32
       For the entrance of the inner sanctuary
he made doors of olive wood, the lintel and
five-sided doorposts. 32 So he made two
doors of olive wood, and he carved on them
carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open
flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he
spread the gold on the cherubim and on the
palm trees.
         1 Kings 6:37-38
      In the fourth year the foundation of the
house of the LORD was laid, in the month of
Ziv. 38 In the eleventh year, in the month of
Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was
finished throughout all its parts and according
to all its plans. So he was seven years in
building it.
             1 Kings 7:1
     Now Solomon was building his own
house thirteen years, and he finished all his
         1 Kings 7:15-16
      He fashioned the two pillars of bronze;
eighteen cubits was the height of one pillar,
and a line of twelve cubits measured the
circumference of both. 16 He also made two
capitals of molten bronze to set on the tops of
the pillars; the height of the one capital was
five cubits and the height of the other capital
was five cubits.
  The Pillars of Bronze
• Their names
  – Jachin: “He shall establish”
  – Boaz: “Strength”
• Pomegranates at the crest
            1 Kings 6:23
      Now he made the sea of cast metal ten
cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and
its height was five cubits, and thirty cubits in
           1 Kings 7:48
      Solomon made all the furniture which
was in the house of the LORD: the golden
altar and the golden table on which was the
bread of the Presence…
         1 Kings 7:49-50
      …and the lampstands, five on the right
side and five on the left, in front of the inner
sanctuary, of pure gold; and the flowers and
the lamps and the tongs, of gold; 50 and the
cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the
spoons and the firepans, of pure gold; and the
hinges both for the doors of the inner house,
the most holy place, and for the doors of the
house, that is, of the nave, of gold.
The Dedication of the Temple

          1st Kings 8
             1 Kings 8:1
      Then Solomon assembled the elders of
Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the
leaders of the fathers‟ households of the sons
of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to
bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD
from the city of David, which is Zion.
            1 Kings 8:2
     All the men of Israel assembled
themselves to King Solomon at the feast, in
the month Ethanim, which is the seventh
             1 Kings 8:6
      Then the priests brought the ark of the
covenant of the LORD to its place, into the
inner sanctuary of the house, to the most holy
place, under the wings of the cherubim.
           1 Kings 8:7-8
       For the cherubim spread their wings
over the place of the ark, and the cherubim
made a covering over the ark and its poles
from above. 8 But the poles were so long that
the ends of the poles could be seen from the
holy place before the inner sanctuary, but
they could not be seen outside; they are there
to this day.
             1 Kings 8:9
      There was nothing in the ark except the
two tablets of stone which Moses put there at
Horeb, where the LORD made a covenant
with the sons of Israel, when they came out of
the land of Egypt.
         1 Kings 8:10-11
      It happened that when the priests came
from the holy place, the cloud filled the house
of the LORD, 11 so that the priests could not
stand to minister because of the cloud, for the
glory of the LORD filled the house of the
1 Kings 8:12-21       1 Kings 8:22-61
 Solomon‟s              Solomon‟s
  Blessing               Prayer

                  But will God indeed dwell
                  on the earth? Behold,
                  heaven and the highest
                  heaven cannot contain
                  You, how much less this
                  house which I have built!
                  (1 Kings 8:27).
           1 Kings 8:28
      “Yet have regard to the prayer of Your
servant and to his supplication, O LORD my
God, to listen to the cry and to the prayer
which Your servant prays before You today;
29 that Your eyes may be open toward this

house night and day, toward the place of
which You have said, 'My name shall be
there,' to listen to the prayer which Your
servant shall pray toward this place.”
      Solomon‟s Seven Requests
                        That God would judge any who wrongfully
8:31-32   1st   Request
                         make an oath before the altar of the Lord
                          That God would forgive repentant people
8:33-34   2nd   Request
                               when they have been defeated
                        That God would bring rain when a drought
8:35-36   3rd   Request
                                has come because of sin
                        That God would answer prayers in the face
8:37-40   4th   Request
                                 of famine and plagues
                          That God would hear their prayers when
8:41-43   5th   Request
                                   they go out to battle
                        That God would hear the prayers of those
8:44-45   6th   Request
                          in a foreign land & not at the Temple
                           That God would hear the prayers of His
8:46-51   7th   Request
                              people while they are in captivity
      Solomon‟s Seven Requests
8:31-32 1st Request

8:33-34 2nd Request
                      Each of these requests
8:35-36 3rd Request     is patterned after the
                           warnings given in
8:37-40 4th Request   Leviticus 26 where God
                      promises seven cycles
8:41-43 5th Request
                      of discipline upon Israel
8:44-45 6th Request
                       if they reject His word.

8:46-51 7th Request
     1st Kings 9:1 - 10:29
9:1   9:10   9:16   9:17         10:1

Solomon‟s wise dealings with…
The                  Pagan          Queen of
Lord Hiram Pharaoh inhabitants       Sheba
God                With Men
  Problems on the Horizon
• The Lord warns Solomon of the
  consequences of breaking the terms
  of the covenant.
• Hiram expresss dissatisfaction in his
  dealings with Solomon and his gift of
  certain border cities.
• The Israelites do not complete the
  purging of the Canaanites from the
           1 Kings 9:1-2
      Now it came about when Solomon had
finished building the house of the LORD, and
the king's house, and all that Solomon desired
to do, 2 that the LORD appeared to Solomon
a second time, as He had appeared to him at
           God‟s Promise
IF you walk before Me
as your father David walked,
      in integrity of heart and uprightness,
      doing according to all I have commanded
      keeping my statutes and ordinances
THEN I will establish
the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever
(1 Kings 9:4-5)
            God‟s Warning
IF you or your sons
      shall turn away from following Me
      shall not keep My commandments & statutes
      go and serve other gods and worship them,
THEN I will...
       Cut off Israel
       Israel will be a proverb & a byword
       This house will be ruined
       Everyone will be astonished (1st Kings 9:6-9)
  Tyre ●
                   It came about at
            the end of twenty years
            in which Solomon had
            built the two houses,
            the house of the LORD
            and the king's house…
            (1 Kings 9:10)
  Tyre ●
               …(Hiram king of Tyre
               had supplied Solomon
               with cedar and cypress
               timber and gold
               according to all his
               desire), then King
               Solomon gave Hiram
       ●       twenty cities in the land
               of Galilee. (1 Kings
         1 Kings 9:12-13
       So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the
cities which Solomon had given him, and they
did not please him. 13 He said, “What are
these cities which you have given me, my
brother?” So they were called the land of
Cabul to this day.

  Phoenician : “Worthless”

  Hebrew       lbx:   “Pledged?”
Solomon‟s Building Programs

       1 KINGS 9:15-28


   1st Kings 9:24            1st Kings 9:24
 As soon as Pharaoh's Now three times in a year
daughter came up from       Solomon offered burnt
 the city of David to her     offerings and peace
 house which Solomon         offerings on the altar
had built for her, then he    which he built to the
      built the Millo.      LORD, burning incense
                             with them on the altar
                             which was before the
                           LORD. So he finished the
   A hint of what was        What was RIGHT with
WRONG with Solomon‟s            Solomon‟s reign
            1st Kings 3-9
Pharaoh's Daughter (3:1)
Sacrificing at High Places (3:2)
    First Appearance of the Lord to
    Solomon (3:4-15)
          Solomon's Wisdom at Work (3 - 4)
          Solomon's Building Projects (5 - 8)
    Second Appearance of the Lord to
    Solomon (9:1-9)
Pharaoh's Daughter (9:24)          Suggested by
Sacrificing at the Temple (9:25)   Richard Pratt
              1 Kings 9:26
      King Solomon also built a fleet of ships
 in Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the
 shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.

Literally, “the strong
backbone.” The modern
name Aqaba means

                           ● Eloth
         1 Kings 9:27-28
       And Hiram sent his servants with the
fleet, sailors who knew the sea, along with the
servants of Solomon. 28 They went to Ophir
and took four hundred and twenty talents of
gold from there, and brought it to King

           1 Kings 10:1
       Now when the queen of Sheba heard
about the fame of Solomon concerning the
name of the LORD, she came to test him with
difficult questions.
Queen of Sheba                    Magi
  Ruled over Sheba in       Held positions of
 southern Arabia to the authority in Parthia to the
     south of Israel          east of Israel
 Came bearing gifts of   Came bearing gifts of
   gold, spices and       gold, frankincense &
    precious stones                myrrh
Came to see the wisdom   Came to see the One
      of Solomon           who is greater than
          1 Kings 10:6-7
      Then she said to the king, “It was a true
report which I heard in my own land about
your words and your wisdom. 7 Nevertheless
I did not believe the reports, until I came and
my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was
not told me. You exceed in wisdom and
prosperity the report which I heard.”
          1 Kings 10:8-9
       “How blessed are your men, how
blessed are these your servants who stand
before you continually and hear your wisdom.
9 Blessed be the LORD your God who

delighted in you to set you on the throne of
Israel; because the LORD loved Israel
forever, therefore He made you king, to do
justice and righteousness.”
The Wealth of Solomon

    1 KINGS 10:14-29
           1 Kings 10:21
      All King Solomon's drinking vessels
were of gold, and all the vessels of the house
of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold.
None was of silver; it was not considered
valuable in the days of Solomon.
          1 Kings 10:22
      For the    king had at sea the ships of
Tarshish with   the ships of Hiram; once every
three years     the ships of Tarshish came
bringing gold   and silver, ivory and apes and
          1 Kings 10:26
     Now Solomon gathered chariots and
horsemen; and he had 1,400 chariots and
12,000 horsemen, and he stationed them in
the chariot cities and with the king in

             Deuteronomy 17
  Verse    Prohibition against multiplying…
  17:16                Horses
  17:17            Wives for himself
               Silver & gold for himself
     Solomon‟s Great Failure
                   1st Kings 11
11:1        11:9      11:14       11:23   11:26
Solomon‟s    Decrees      Judgment carried out
   sins      of God‟s
• Wives     judgment Hadad Rezon Jeroboam
• Worship             of Edom
          1 Kings 11:1-2
       Now King Solomon loved many foreign
women along with the daughter of Pharaoh:
Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and
Hittite women, 2 from the nations concerning
which the LORD had said to the sons of
Israel, “You shall not associate with them, nor
shall they associate with you, for they will
surely turn your heart away after their gods.”
Solomon held fast to these in love.
         1 Kings 11:3-4
      He had seven hundred wives,
princesses, and three hundred concubines,
and his wives turned his heart away. 4 For
when Solomon was old, his wives turned his
heart away after other gods; and his heart
was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God,
as the heart of David his father had been.

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        1 Kings 11:29-30
      It came about at that time, when
Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the
prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the
road. Now Ahijah had clothed himself with a
new cloak; and both of them were alone in the
field. 30 Then Ahijah took hold of the new
cloak which was on him and tore it into twelve
         1 Kings 11:31-32
       He said to Jeroboam, “Take for yourself
ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God
of Israel, „Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of
the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes
32 (but he will have one tribe, for the sake of

My servant David and for the sake of
Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen from
all the tribes of Israel)…”
           1 Kings 11:33
       “…because they have forsaken Me, and
have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the
Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and
Milcom the god of the sons of Ammon; and
they have not walked in My ways, doing what
is right in My sight and observing My statutes
and My ordinances, as his father David did.”
    Historical        Immediate            Today’s
     Lesson             Lesson           Application
Solomon‟s curse     Judah's curse:      Jesus came to
 was that all but Temple destroyed His own and His
one of the tribes  and her people        own did not
 would be taken       carried to a       receive Him
  from his son.      foreign land.       (John 1:11).
Jeroboam given Judah was given Believers given
10 tribes and the the opportunity to      the right to
 promise of an         return and      become sons of
enduring house.          rebuild.     God (John 1:12).
Jeroboam would Restoration would We are called to
 continue to be    only take place     walk in the light
blessed as long         through         as He is in the
 as he obeyed.        obedience.     light (1 John 1:7).

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