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Solomon married his concubines, so he wasn't practicing adultery - just polygamy, which was not forbidden. David murdered Uriah, but did it by proxy. He did not kill Uriah, rather he set up a situation in which he would fall in battle. Beyond that, yes David "killed his ten thousands," but did so in battle, and thus it isn't murder. And as Caleb pointed ...


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Proverbs 1:4-5 tells us his audience: 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— They were written to the "simple," which the NIV defines as "The Hebrew word rendered simple in Proverbs denotes a person who is gullible, ...


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Although the narrator in Kings and Chronicles may not say so, Deuteronomy does say it was a sin, in Deuteronomy 17:15-17 [15] you shall surely set a king over you whom the Lord your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. [16] But he shall not multiply ...


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If anything, it would be the other way around. Boaz was David's great grandfather. Solomon was David's son. The Temple wasn't built until Solomon's time. According to Eerdmann's Dictionary of the Bible, some scholars believe the names of the columns may have gotten their names from "a dynastic inscription" upon them. Since Boaz is, indeed, in David's ...


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The relationship is perhaps best explained by theNew York Times article to which you refer: Scholars say that the Universal Church’s promotion of Jewish symbolism in its replica of Solomon’s Temple stems from a quest for historical legitimacy in a church that is just 37 years old. In other words, the symbolism of the Solomon’s Temple replica is a stunt ...


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As neither the Bible nor any other source that I know of says where Solomon got these names, we can only speculate. It's possible he named Boaz after his ancestor. Note he named the other pillar Jachin. The only mention I can find of a Jachin in the Bible before Solomon's time is Gen 46:10 and some related passages where it says that one of Simeon's sons ...


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As usual, my answer is long-winded, but it is, I hope, worth reading nevertheless. In answering many such questions, we need to take the long view, so to speak, and treat an important issue such as this one in the context of the entire canon of Scripture, which we today--unlike the saints of old--have the privilege of possessing in its fullness. Did ...


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The Bible never says Solomon's multiple wives was not a sin. It was actually the reason he lost his kingdom. In 1 Kings 11:4 his multiple wives drew him away from his full devotion to The Lord and eventually to other gods. In 1 Kings 11:11, The Lord tells Solomon that because he did not keep God's covenant, He would take away Solomon's kingdom and give it to ...


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If Solomon claimed that All is vanity in this earth in the Book of Ecclesiastes, what's our purpose of living our lives on this earth? That's what he tells you at the end of the book: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NKJV 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all. 14 For God will ...


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Answering how many there actually were isn't going to be possible here because there is a definite conflict between the verses, and the honest answer is "nobody's sure". And opinion answers don't count here. Since your question is a valid one asked quite often, I hope you'll indulge me and let me answer something slightly different that still gets at the ...


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The speaker would be talking about Megiddo. Archaeologist have found stables which could hold perhaps up to 500 horses. Although some had said that the stables dated from the time of Solomon, Wikipedia says that most now think they are from 150 years later, the time of Ahab.


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David chose Solomon as his successor because “the word of the Lord came to [him]” telling him to do so. David, due to his many sins, was unworthy of building God’s temple. God chose Solomon from before his birth as the one who would build the temple and reign over Israel. 1 Chronicles 22:6-10 6 Then he called for Solomon his son and charged him to build ...


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In broad strokes, the term "Biblical" gets used in one of two senses: Content included in or coming directly from the canon of the Bible. Something that is in essential agreement with what the Bible teaches about a subject. The so called Testament of Solomon is Biblical in neither of these senses. It is not included in anybody's canon (not the Jews, ...


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Difference in Time One number was taken at the beginning of his reign, the other at the end. This is at least plausible, even if it is not a very satisfying explanation. Counting Different Things These two accounts were not written by the same person. It is possible that what the respective authors considered a "stall" was functionally different ("stalls ...


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This question isn't really a Christian doctrinal question, I think. But, the most obvious answer here is that they were both kings. And the literal letter of God's law is always enacted by people (like the King's army or guards), who are generally under the rule of the king -- notably as a sort of proxy for God in the case of the Jews. So, the king probably ...


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None of these answers address the apparent conflict of a just king who is above the law and not accountable to its penalties- even to God. They also seem to underestimate the commitment of the Hebrew people to justice and impartiality of the law (we can't conclude that the courts contemporary to David's rule were corrupt), and disregard that the law was both ...


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I was just thinking about that. Then I remembered I Corinthians 7:19 NET Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Instead, keeping God's commandments is what counts. Here Paul was talking about people having an OT vs Christ battle. But Paul reminds them that since the begging God wanted us to obey him. People were complaining about the OT ...


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I Kings seems to imply King Solomon was the wisest of all men in all nations at his time: 1 Kings 4:29-31 (DRB) And God gave to Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart as the sand that is on the sea shore. And the wisdom of Solomon surpassed the wisdom of all the Orientals, and of the Egyptians, and he was wiser than ...


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I would say yes, from scripture alone I think we can deduce Solomon used both 'Israeli' and 'non-Israeli' workers as both forced labor (employees) and salves. As far as the Hebrew labor force I would say that since Ahishar was in charge of the palace (though at this time it would not have been built) and Adoniram in charge of the of the labor force, the ...


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If you Read the scriptures 1 King you will see that it does not cross reference to God's word and the scriptures. As King Solomon hired 30,000 men to cut the cedar and fir from Lebonon, Sending 10,000 a month. Then he hired 40,000 -men to hewed the stone. So that is alot of man power to build the temple. Not demon power. Always goes back to scripture to ...


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Some students of the Bible may be quick to judge Israel for her desire to conform to the nations around them by asking for a king, and perhaps their negative judgment is at least partially deserved. In Israel's favor, however, is that the prophet Samuel's sons did not walk in the ways of their father and his God. First Samuel chapter 8 tells us they ...


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Maybe it was because Solomon took a census of all the foreigners, while David numbered the children of Israel without making this offering: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be ...


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In addition to the answers above I would like to add, that once we are saved we have a job assigned to us by Christ, which is known as the great commission. Mar 16:15 through 18 King James translation And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that ...


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All is vanity means than nothing in this world can give real pleasure. Solomon wrote that he tasted all can be tasted and found that all this is vanity. He wrote this to warn us not to follow all this vanity. Our main task on this earth is to found God. http://www.gotquestions.org/purpose-of-life.html


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It's interesting that in the case of David, he was actually stoned for being a murderer - it just happened a fair bit after the event and wasn't a successful execution because only one guy got in on the action: 5 As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the same clan as Saul’s family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed ...


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Solomon pursued pleasure, knowledge, fame and wealth in his life. He disobeyed the rules for the king of Israel given by God through Moses. Deuteronomy 17:16-19 (NIV) 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 not to go back that ...


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