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The Unity of The Bible. The Construction of Solomon’s Temple – 967 to 960 b.c. God was satisfied with the tent/tabernacle arrangement (2 nd Samuel 7:5-7)

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1 The Unity of The Bible

2 The Construction of Solomon’s Temple – 967 to 960 b.c. God was satisfied with the tent/tabernacle arrangement (2 nd Samuel 7:5-7) 1 st Kings 8:17- “And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the Lord God of Israel…” 1 st Kings 8:18 – “And the Lord said unto David my father, ‘whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.”

3 The Construction of Solomon’s Temple – 967 to 960 b.c. 1 st Chronicles 22: “But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight. Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest…for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days. He shall build an house for my name….”

4 The Construction of Solomon’s Temple – 967 to 960 b.c. 1 st Chronicles 28:19 - “All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.” 1 st Chronicles 22:14 - “…I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared….”

5 The Construction of Solomon’s Temple – 967 to 960 b.c. 1 st Kings 5:13,14- “And king Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.” “And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home….”

6 The Construction of Solomon’s Temple – 967 to 960 b.c. 2 nd Chronicles 2:17-18 “And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them; and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred. And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.

7 The Construction of Solomon’s Temple – 967 to 960 b.c. 1 st Kings 6:1 “And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.” The Exodus was in 1446 b.c. (early in the year) The 4 th year of Solomon’s reign was 967 b.c. 480 Years have passed

8 The Construction of Solomon’s Temple – 967 to 960 b.c. 1 st Kings 6:7 “And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.”

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10 The Unity of the Bible A collection of 66 books Written over a period dating from 1406 BC to AD different human penmen The original documents written in three different languages The penmen lived in different countries They lived on different continents Varied locations of writing o Palace o Tent o Prison o Desert o Cities

11 Diverse Backgrounds of Penmen Moses - Raised in Egyptian royalty Joshua - Military commander Samuel – Prophet and Judge David – Shepherd, king and patriarch Isaiah – Adviser to kings Amos- Herdsman from Tekoa Ezra – Priest and scribe Nehemiah – Butler to King Artaxerxes Solomon – King and preacher Daniel – Prime Minister Paul – Academic who studied under Gamaliel

12 Diverse Backgrounds of Penmen Luke – Greek physician Matthew – Tax collector John and Peter – Operated a fishing business James and Jude – Younger half brothers of Jesus Served under different governments Lived in different centuries Lived in contrasting cultures

13 Written in Different Moods Some portions express great joy Others reflect great sorrow Great variety of Style Law History Poetry Prophecy Letters Adventure Parables Miracles Love Stories

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15 Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible Historical Unity Noah’s Flood (Genesis 6-9) 1 st Chronicles Isaiah Ezekiel Matthew Luke Hebrews 1 st Peter 2 nd Peter Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19) Over 40 References

16 Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible Moral Unity Lying, Pride, Immodesty, Stealing are always wrong from Genesis through Revelation o (They are never morally acceptable in any part of the bible) Doctrinal Unity The nature and attributes of God The place of blood in redemption The Messianic theme which runs through the bible

17 Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible Dispensational Unity Patriarchal (Abraham) Mosaic (Hebrew Nation) Christian (Messiah) o Each develops out of the former The N.T. is concealed in the O.T. and the O.T. is revealed in the N.T.

18 Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible Prophetic Unity Pierson has counted 666 general prophesies in the Old Testament and claims 333 refer particularly to the Messiah and His work o All were or continue to be 100% accurately fulfilled The seed of woman in Genesis 3:15 Becomes the seed of Abraham in Genesis 22:18 Becomes the Virgin's seed in Isaiah 7:14 Becomes Jesus Christ in Matthew 1:23

19 Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible Typical and Symbolic Unity (Shadow and Substance) Type and Anti-type Passover Lamb and Jesus The Ark and the Church Joseph and Jesus Moses and Jesus Incense and Prayer

20 Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible Spiritual Unity The principles of redemption (faith, penitence, and obedience) are required in every part of the bible All of the human penmen taught o God is to be respected and revered while o Sin is to be rejected and rebuked

21 Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible Organic Unity Each of the 66 books are necessary to complete the whole and complement each other; o Every book fills a place, none can be omitted without injury The book of Esther is the most complete exhibition of the providence of God The book that exhibits God’s providence does not contain the name of God o Perhaps because this book is meant to teach us of the Hidden Hand that, unseen, moves and controls all things

22 Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible Personal Unity The Antehuman (O.T.) The Incarnate (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) The Glorified (Acts – Revelation) -- o Portrayal of Jesus Christ is consistent throughout all parts of the bible o The Pluralistic unity of the Godhead is taught throughout the Bible

23 Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible Structural Unity The Bible begins with time – and ends with eternity It begins in a beautiful garden - and ends in a beautiful city It begins without form and void - and ends in perfection It begins with the creation of life – and ends with the perpetuation of life It begins with the introduction of sin – and ends with the destruction of sin

24 Structural Unity It begins with the earth being created - and ends with the earth passing away In the beginning the sun and the moon appear – in the end there is no need for the sun and the moon Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible

25 Structural Unity In the beginning sin, sorrow and death enter - at the end sin sorrow and death are no more At the beginning the curse is pronounced – at the end there is no more curse At the beginning mankind was brought beneath the dominion of death and the grave – at the end the dead small and great stand before God At the beginning Satan enters – at the end Satan is cast out

26 Structural Unity At the beginning the first lost people are driven from the tree of life – at the end the saved people are welcomed back to the tree of life At the beginning the first Adam was driven out of the garden in shame and sorrow - at the end the last Adam was victorious over sin and death Selected Phases of the Unity of the Bible


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