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 several books of the Old and New Testaments were from an early time divided into chapters. The Pentateuch was divided by “the ancient Hebrews into 54 parshioth or sections, one of which” was read in the synagogue every Sabbath day (Acts. 13:15). These sections were afterwards divided into 669 sidrim or orders of unequal length. The Prophets were divided in somewhat the same manner into haphtaroth or passages. “In the early Latin and Greek versions of the Bible, similar divisions of the several books were made. The New Testament books were also divided into portions of various lengths under “different names, such as titles and heads or chapters.” “In modern times this ancient example was imitated, and many attempts of the kind were made before the existing division into chapters was fixed. The Latin Bible published by Cardinal Hugo of St. Cher in A.D. 1240 is generally regarded as the first “Bible that was divided into our present chapters, although it” appears that some of the chapters were fixed as early as A.D. 1059. This division into chapters came gradually to be adopted “in the published editions of the Hebrew, with some few” “variations, and of the Greek Scriptures, and hence of other” versions.
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