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
Cakes made of wheat or barley were offered in the temple. They “were salted, but unleavened (Ex. 29:2; Lev. 2:4). In idolatrous” “worship thin cakes or wafers were offered “to the queen of” “heaven” (Jer. 7:18; 44:19).” “Pancakes are described in 2 Sam. 13:8, 9. Cakes mingled with oil “and baked in the oven are mentioned in Lev. 2:4, and “wafers” “unleavened anointed with oil,” in Ex. 29:2; Lev. 8:26; 1 Chr.” “23:29. “Cracknels,” a kind of crisp cakes, were among the things” Jeroboam directed his wife to take with her when she went to consult Ahijah the prophet at Shiloh (1 Kings 14:3). Such hard cakes were carried by the Gibeonites when they came to Joshua “(9:5, 12). They described their bread as “mouldy;” but the” “Hebrew word nikuddim, here used, ought rather to be rendered” “hard as biscuit. It is rendered “cracknels” in 1 Kings 14:3.” “The ordinary bread, when kept for a few days, became dry and” excessively hard. The Gibeonites pointed to this hardness of their bread as an evidence that they had come a long journey. “We read also of honey-cakes (Ex. 16:31), “cakes of figs” (1 Sam. “25:18), “cake” as denoting a whole piece of bread (1 Kings” “17:12), and “a [round] cake of barley bread” (Judg. 7:13). In” Lev. 2 is a list of the different kinds of bread and cakes which were fit for offerings.
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