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
“Happy, Jacob’s eigth son; his mother was Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid” (Gen. 30:13). Of the tribe founded by him nothing is recorded beyond its holding a place in the list of the tribes (35:26; “46:17; Ex. 1:4, etc.) It increased in numbers twenty-nine” “percent, during the thirty-eight years’ wanderings. The place of” this tribe during the march through the desert was between Dan and Naphtali (Num. 2:27). The boundaries of the inheritance “given to it, which contained some of the richest soil in” “Palestine, and the names of its towns, are recorded in Josh.” “19:24-31; Judg. 1:31, 32. Asher and Simeon were the only tribes” west of the Jordan which furnished no hero or judge for the nation. Anna the prophetess was of this tribe (Luke 2:36).
“And pl. Asherim in Revised Version, instead of “grove” and” groves of the Authorized Version. This was the name of a “sensual Canaanitish goddess Astarte, the feminine of the” Assyrian Ishtar. Its symbol was the stem of a tree deprived of “its boughs, and rudely shaped into an image, and planted in the” “ground. Such religious symbols (“groves”) are frequently alluded” to in Scripture (Ex. 34:13; Judg. 6:25; 2 Kings 23:6; 1 Kings “16:33, etc.). These images were also sometimes made of silver or” “of carved stone (2 Kings 21:7; “the graven image of Asherah,” R.V.). (See GROVE .).
Definition of Asher: “happiness”
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