Solomon’s downfall came in his old age. He had taken many foreign wives, whom he allowed to worship other gods. He even built shrines for the sacrifices of his foreign wives. Within Solomon’s kingdom, he
God’s commandments were a beautiful gift to His people. They showed them how to maintain a personal relationship with God and how to live in peace with their neighbors. God’s laws turned the people from
Noting the length of time it took Solomon to build a house for God, one is reminded that the work of missions is time-consuming. It takes time to build relationships; it takes time to build
“Dweller in a valley, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau” (Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr. 1:36); the chief of an Idumean tribe (Gen. “36:16). His mother was a Horite, a tribe whose territory the” descendants of Esau had seized.
“A tribe that dwelt in Arabia Petraea, between the Dead Sea and” “the Red Sea. They were not the descendants of Amalek, the son of” “Eliphaz, for they existed in the days of Abraham (Gen. 14:7).” They were probably a tribe that migrated from the shores of the “Persian Gulf and settled in Arabia. “They dwelt in the land of” “the south…from Havilah until thou comest to Shur” (Num. 13:29;” “1 Sam. 15:7). They were a pastoral, and hence a nomadic race.” Their kings bore the hereditary name of Agag (Num. 24:7; 1 Sam. 15:8). They attempted to stop the Israelites when they marched “through their territory (Deut. 25:18), attacking them at” Rephidim (Ex. 17:8-13; comp. Deut. 25:17; 1 Sam. 15:2). They afterwards attacked the Israelites at Hormah (Num. 14:45). We read of them subsequently as in league with the Moabites (Judg. 3:13) and the Midianites (Judg. 6:3). Saul finally desolated “their territory and destroyed their power (1 Sam. 14:48; 15:3),” and David recovered booty from them (1 Sam. 30:18-20). In the “Babylonian inscriptions they are called Sute, in those of Egypt” “Sittiu, and the Amarna tablets include them under the general” “name of Khabbati, or “plunderers.”
Definition of Amalek: “a people that licks up”
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