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
“Cush of double wickedness, or governor of two presidencies, the” king of Mesopotamia who oppressed Israel in the generation immediately following Joshua (Judg. 3:8). We learn from the Tell-el-Amarna tablets that Palestine had been invaded by the “forces of Aram-naharaim (A.V., “Mesopotamia”) more than once,” “long before the Exodus, and that at the time they were written” the king of Aram-naharaim was still intriguing in Canaan. It is mentioned among the countries which took part in the attack upon “Egypt in the reign of Rameses III. (of the Twentieth Dynasty),” but as its king is not one of the princes stated to have been “conquered by the Pharaoh, it would seem that he did not actually” enter Egypt. As the reign of Rameses III. corresponds with the “Israelitish occupation of Canaan, it is probable that the” Egyptian monuments refer to the oppression of the Israelites by Chushan-rishathaim. Canaan was still regarded as a province of “Egypt, so that, in attacking it Chushan-rishathaim would have” been considered to be attacking Egypt.
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