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
“(Heb. ‘aron, generally rendered “ark”), the coffer into which” the contributions for the repair of the temple were put (2 Kings “12:9, 10; 2 Chr. 24:8, 10, 11). In Gen. 50:26 it is rendered” “coffin. In Ezek. 27:24 a different Hebrew word, genazim” “(plur.), is used. It there means “treasure-chests.”
“(Heb. ‘armon; i.e., “naked”), mentioned in connection with” Jacob’s artifice regarding the cattle (Gen. 30:37). It is one of “the trees of which, because of its strength and beauty, the” “Assyrian empire is likened (Ezek. 31:8; R.V., “plane trees”). It” is probably the Oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis) that is intended. It is a characteristic of this tree that it “annually sheds its outer bark, becomes “naked.” The chestnut” tree proper is not a native of Palestine.
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