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1 1 Historical Books I Kings – United Kingdom 2011 References: John Stevenson - Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Through the Bible in One Year (TTBIOY) by Alan Stringfellow

2 2 From Pictorial Survey of The Bible sheet by Buz McNutt - ​ ​ survey.ppt REVIEW

3 3 Pentateuch (Torah) Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Historical Books (Nevi’im) Poetic Books ( Kethuvim ) Prophetic Books (Nevi’im) Joshua Judges Ruth 1 st & 2 nd Samuel 1 st & 2 nd Kings 1 st & 2 nd Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Esther Job Psalms Proverbs Eccles. Song of Solomon Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekiel Daniel Minor Prophets * Kethuvim Books

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5 5 Key Themes Division Because of Disobedience – not doing things God’s way can separate people and kingdoms. The Temple – the much anticipated temple is built; a place for the Lord to dwell. Influence of Other Gods – unholy alliances brings about unrighteous living. God Speaks/Works Through His Prophets – Take heed to the messages and miracles, warnings and woes of the prophets. Sin and Repentance – God will give a fresh start when we come to him, repent of our sins and set our minds to live for him.

6 6 Key Characters & Places David/Bathsheba Solomon Jeroboam Rehoboam Ahijah Succession of Kings Judah Israel Elijah Ahab/Jezebel Part One Part Two

7 7 Joshua 1:2-91 Kings 2:2-4 Be strong and courageous (repeated three times) Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man. Be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left... This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth Keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law Then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. So that the Lord may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me

8 8 Solomon Typifies Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:30) Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt. (1 Kings 4:30)

9 9 ASSYRIA EGYPT Solomon’s Kingdom

10 10 1 Kings 4:25 So Judah and Israel lived in safety, every man under his vine and his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon. Dan Beersheba

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12 12 Height Length Holy of Holies Width 10 15 Height Length Area of the Entire Structure Width Dimensions of the Tabernacle & Temple AreaCubits 30 10 Feet 45 15 20 30 Cubits 60 20 30 Feet 90 30 45 TabernacleTemple

13 13 Link to PBS Program Recreation of the Temple

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17 17 And it came about when the priests came from the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, 11 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD. (1 Kings 8:11-12).

18 18 Solomon’s Blessing Solomon’s Prayer 1 Kings 8:12-21 1 Kings 8:22-61 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built! (1 Kings 8:27).

19 19 Solomon’s Seven Requests That God would judge any who wrongfully make an oath before the altar of the Lord 1 st Request8:31-32 That God would forgive repentant people when they have been defeated 2 nd Request8:33-34 That God would bring rain when a drought has come because of sin 3 rd Request8:35-36 That God would answer prayers in the face of famine and plagues 4 th Request8:37-40 That God would hear their prayers when they go out to battle 5 th Request8:41-43 That God would hear the prayers of those in a foreign land & not at the Temple 6 th Request8:44-45 That God would hear the prayers of His people while they are in captivity 7 th Request8:46-51

20 20 Solomon’s Seven Requests 1 st Request8:31-32 2 nd Request8:33-34 3 rd Request8:35-36 4 th Request8:37-40 5 th Request8:41-43 6 th Request8:44-45 7 th Request8:46-51 Each of these requests is patterned after the warnings given in Leviticus 26 where God promises seven cycles of discipline upon Israel if they reject His word.

21 21 God’s Warning IF you or your sons shall turn away from following Me shall not keep My commandments & statutes go and serve other gods and worship them, THEN I will... Cut off Israel Israel will be a proverb & a byword This house will be ruined Everyone will be astonished (1 st Kings 9:6-9)

22 22 1 Kings 11:1-2 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, 2 from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, “You shall not associate with them, neither shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods.” Solomon held fast to these in love.

23 23 1 Kings 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

24 24 For it came about when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 1 Kings 11:4

25 25 1 Kings 11:30-31 Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak which was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces. And he said to Jeroboam, “Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes.’”

26 26 1 Samuel 15 Samuel & Saul Saul tears Samuel’s robe and it is used as a picture of the kingdom being torn from Saul 1 Kings 11 Ahijah & Jeroboam Ahijah tears his robe and gives 10 pieces to Jeroboam to illustrate how the kingdom will be torn apart Jesus on the Cross The veil of the temple is torn from top to bottom to show the way to the kingdom of God has been opened Matthew 27 Mark 15 Luke 23

27 27 Spiritual Significance I Kings - The United Kingdom David/Bathsheba – God will set you up for a blessing. Can you stand to be blessed? Solomon – To have wisdom is not enough if you don’t apply it to everyday living in obedience to God (“the practical application of the preached word of God”). It is for this reason, that we need God’s wisdom (Jesus) and not our own to live a righteous life. Jeroboam – Knowing to do right and still disobeying God brings certain destruction. Rehoboam – Youthful wisdom that shuns the advice of elders can lead to bad decision-making. Ahijah – Each of us is a prophet who can warn others that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.

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