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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
The name given to the tower which the primitive fathers of our race built in the land of Shinar after the Deluge (Gen. 11:1-9). Their object in building this tower was probably that it might “be seen as a rallying-point in the extensive plain of Shinar, to” “which they had emigrated from the uplands of Armenia, and so” prevent their being scattered abroad. But God interposed and “defeated their design by condounding their language, and hence” “the name Babel, meaning “confusion.” In the Babylonian tablets” “there is an account of this event, and also of the creation and” the deluge. (See CHALDEA.) “The Temple of Belus, which is supposed to occupy its site, is described by the Greek historian Herodotus as a temple of great “extent and magnificence, erected by the Babylonians for their” god Belus. The treasures Nebuchadnezzar brought from Jerusalem were laid up in this temple (2 Chr. 36:7). “The Birs Nimrud, at ancient Borsippa, about 7 miles south-west “of Hillah, the modern town which occupies a part of the site of” “ancient Babylon, and 6 miles from the Euphrates, is an immense” “mass of broken and fire-blasted fragments, of about 2,300 feet” “in circumference, rising suddenly to the height of 235 feet” “above the desert-plain, and is with probability regarded as the” “ruins of the tower of Babel. This is “one of the most imposing” “ruins in the country.” Others think it to be the ruins of the” Temple of Belus.
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