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1.  David died Reigned 40 years Lived 70 years  His last charge to Solomon: Be strong and courageous Obey the Lord’s commandments Joab; do not let him.

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2  David died Reigned 40 years Lived 70 years  His last charge to Solomon: Be strong and courageous Obey the Lord’s commandments Joab; do not let him go to the grave in peace Barzillai; show kindness to his sons Shimei; bring him down to the grave in blood 2

3 Adonijah wanted Abishag for his wife – Still bitter that he was not king – Went to Bathsheba to get her to ask for Solomon’s permission – Solomon outraged at the request Saw through the scheme Knew what it would mean if granted Benaiah was told to kill Adonijah 3

4 Abiathar had helped Adonijah – Spared the death sentence – Removed from the priesthood – Fulfilled God’s promise at Shiloh that the priesthood would depart from Eli’s house (1 Sam. 2:13-35) City of Anathoth became his prison Zadok made priest - returned the priesthood to the family of Eliezer 4

5 Joab heard Adonijah was killed and Abiathar banished – he knew his fate! Took refuge in the tabernacle to plead for mercy Joab had killed men (Abner and Amasa) who were better than him Benaiah was told to killed Joab – remember the rule of Ex. 21:14 Benaiah became commander of the army 5

6 Solomon “grounded” Shimei in his house After 3 years, Shimei violated his parole Solomon reminded him of his oath to God Shimei was put to Death Solomon has now “cleaned house” of his father’s enemies 6

7 Solomon made treaties – Usually resulted in him marrying a foreign wife – this was not wise (even forbidden) – Used alliances for strength – not God Solomon/Pharaoh sealed the deal – Solomon would marry his daughter “Special” house built for her (2 Chron. 8:11) – Pharaoh would give them Gezer (See 1 Kings 9:16) 7

8 Israel offered sacrifices in various high places Solomon offered sacrifices at Gibeon God: Solomon, what can I give you? Solomon’s request: – Gave thanks for several things – Asked for wisdom to guide the people – Knowledge of right and wrong Solomon granted wisdom and riches 8

9 Two prostitutes came before Solomon One claimed: – She gave birth to a child – She said other woman had a child But, she smothered her own child and swapped the boys – Other woman denied the charges Solomon, in his wisdom, found out to whom the child really belonged People were in awe of his wisdom 9

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11 Divided the kingdom into 12 districts Each district had a prince in charge Each district provided food for one month of the year for the king Surrounding kings paid him tribute Prosperity and happiness abounded – Peace in the land – People were “eating, drinking and making merry” His kingdom was large (See Gen. 15:18) 11

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13 Solomon’s wisdom far exceeded the wise men of his day Solomon’s fame: – Wrote 3,000 proverbs (wrote most of the book of Proverbs) – 1,005 songs – Wrote: Song of Solomon Ecclesiastes And a couple of psalms 13

14 Solomon Builds The Temple 1 Kings 5-7 “Give Us A King”

15 Solomon “cleaned” house of his father’s enemies – Adonijah killed for asking for one of David’s wives – Abiathar, the priest, demoted and restricted to the city of Anathoth – Joab and Shimei killed God gave Solomon wisdom and riches 15

16 Hiram, king of Tyre, sent congratulations to Solomon Solomon made a request to Hiram: – I will build a great temple for Jehovah – Send me cedar logs and timber – Our men will work together – I will supply the food for the workers – I need a skilled craftsman to work with metals, lumber and fine cloth 16

17 Hiram’s response: – Rejoiced in hearing from Solomon – Would send a skill craftsman whose mother was an Israelite – Would send the lumber needed via rafts In return, Solomon was to send wheat, barley, olive oil, and wine as compensation 17

18 Things went well between the two men Solomon supplied the food and 30,000 men to work in the mountains – 3,300 supervisors of the work – Solomon figured the number of aliens and put them to work; 70,000 transporters; 80,000 hewers Stones and timbers prepared Now ready for the work to begin 18

19 Located on the threshing floor of Araunah – Place where Abraham offered Isaac Work started – Fourth year of Solomon’s reign – Took 7 years to finish the building – Some features of the tabernacle retained Remember God’s covenant with them It was a magnificent structure 19

20 Dimensions – 30 feet wide by 45 feet high by 90 feet deep – Porch was 30 x 45 with two great pillars on each side of the huge doors Three floors of rooms attached to three sides of the building No noise made at the site for fashioning the timber and stones 20

21 Divided into two rooms The outer room (30w x 45d x 60h): – Stone walls covered with cedar paneling – Floors covered with pine wood – Floors, walls and ceilings covered with gold plating! – Contained windows, two doors, ten tables and ten lampstands 21

22 The inner room (30w x 30d x 30h): – Walls, ceiling and floor covered with gold – Two huge cherubims (15 feet high) – Ark of the covenant placed in front of the cherubims – The wall between the rooms had doors, a veil and a gold chain – The altar of incense located in the inner room, or close to it 22

23 Surrounded by a wall Furniture and vessels made of bronze Great sea of cast bronze Ten basins of water Two huge pillars in front of the temple Many items molded in the clay of the plains of the Jordan 23

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27 Took 7 years to build the temple (6:37-38) The ark, with the covenant, and holy vessels brought to the temple during a festival – David’s treasures placed in the temple ( 7:51) – Countless sacrifices made by the priests Ark was set in the Most Holy Place under the wings of the two cherubim Levite singers sang; priests blew trumpets (2 Chron. 5:12-13) 27

28 Then, smoke filled the temple – Remember the same effects with the tabernacle, Exodus 40:34-35 Solomon spoke to the people – He acknowledged God’s presence – Declared the fulfillment of God’s promises – Offered up a very appropriate prayer 28

29 Asked for mercy and intervention of God when people pray toward the temple Seven situations mentioned: 1.Oaths when one word against another 2.In defeat 3.In drought 4.In famine 5.For strangers 6.In battle 7.In captivity 29

30 The Lord had given them rest Not one word of His promise to Moses failed Let Him not leave us nor forsake us May He turn our hearts to seek Him always May God hear our prayer And, Solomon exhorted them to keep all the commandments of God 30

31 Then, fire came from heaven and consumed the offerings and sacrifices (2 Chron. 7:1-3) – Remember the same effects with the tabernacle (Lev. 9:23-24) Large numbers of sacrifices were made A great celebration took place People came from all over Canaan The festival lasted for 7 days in addition to the Feast of the Tabernacles 31

32 He built his own house – 150 feet long; 75 feet wide; 45 feet high – Took 13 years to build – Walls made of cut stones; beams, posts and roof made of cedar He built a courthouse – Throne made of ivory and gold; lions on each armrest and on each side of the six steps (1 Kings 10:18-20 & 2 Chron. 9:17-19) He built a house for Pharaoh’s daughter 32

33 God accepted the temple as a house of sacrifice for as long as they: – Humbled themselves, and pray – Seek God and turn from wicked ways – Then, He will hear them, forgive them, and will heal their land – Solomon must walk like his father and keep God’s commandments 33

34 But, IF – They turn from God, – Forsake God’s commandments, – Go and serve other gods, Then: – He will cut off Israel from the land, – He will cast this house out of His sight, – He will make it a proverb and byword among all the nations 34

35 The construction projects took 20 years Hiram given 20 cities in Galilee as payment for the trees and 4 ½ tons gold Hiram, displeased, gave the cities back as being worthless He called the cities “Cabul” (dirty, sandy, dry ) 35

36 His building projects continued – Captured, fortified and enlarged several cities – Collected taxes from non-Israelites – Used Israelites for soldiers, servants, officers, commanders, etc. – Operated a navy in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea 36

37 God had blessed them greatly Peace was on all sides The magnificent temple was finished The people were serving God Territory was at it’s largest size Solomon rich beyond comprehension People were prosperous and happy Israel, the most powerful nation at the time! 37

38 1 Kings 10–11 “Give Us A King”

39 God had blessed them greatly Peace was on all sides The magnificent temple was finished The people were serving God Territory was at it’s largest size Solomon rich beyond comprehension People were prosperous and happy Israel, the most powerful nation at the time! 39

40 The honor guards had shields of gold His navy brought in tons of gold from trades, taxes, tributes and fees Traded horses and chariots People came from everywhere to: – see his kingdom – to hear his wisdom – to bring gifts 40

41 Sheba - located in southwestern part of Arabia The Queen - – Brought spices, gold, and precious stones to Solomon – Tested Solomon’s wisdom – In awe of Solomon’s wealth and wisdom – Solomon gave her gifts as she desired 41

42 Solomon’s weakness – foreign women – Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, Hittites and the Egyptian wife – Traded for them (sealed treaties) – 700 wives; 300 concubines His wives turned his heart from the true God – Built altars (high places) for the various gods of surrounding nations to please his wives 42

43 God was angered with Solomon – He had to know what God’s law – Deut. 7:3-4 – God appeared to him twice – Received warnings from his father, David (1 Kings 2:1-4) – Received warnings from God himself (1 Kings 3:14 and 9:1-9) – Admitted earlier there was only one God (1 Kings 8:60) 43

44 God had warned the Israelites about intermarrying with other nations (Deut. 7:3-4) – If they did, they would turn to other gods – Solomon did not heed this warning – God was angry with him The kingdom would be taken from him – One tribe was left to his son for David’s sake and for Jerusalem’s sake 44

45 Hadad, an Edomite, was a problem – Son of an Edomite king – Fled to Egypt when all males killed by Joab – Married Pharaoh's sister-in-law – Asked to return to home country – He is ready to rebel against Solomon Rezon, son of Eliadah, was a problem – Captain over an army in Damascus, Syria – Joined with Hadad in harassing Solomon 45

46 Jeroboam, son of an Ephrathite, – A mighty man of valor – Ahijah met him leaving Jerusalem – Ahijah tore Jeroboam’s new coat into 12 pieces – He gave Jeroboam ten pieces; he would rule over 10 tribes – One tribe left for Solomon’s son Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam – He fled to Egypt until Solomon died 46

47 1.Wisdom 2.Works 3.Wealth 4.Wives 47

48 Reigned over all Israel for 40 years Buried in the City of David He probably died in the age range of – 1 Kings 3:7, he said that he was “but a little child; I know not how to go out or come in.” His death ends another period of Bible history. 48

49 The Kingdom Becomes Divided Rehoboam, his son, reigned after him Israel would now become a divided nation Another of God’s promises is fulfilled 49

50 The Story of the Divided Kingdom And the Prophets of the Period – Will See The Prophets Address Problems in Israel (North) and Judah (South) – Will get a general feel for the kings of North and South

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52 1 Kings 12:1-20; 2 Chron.10:1-19 Judah (Southern Kingdom) – 2 Tribes – Rehoboam – 17 Years (evil) Israel (Northern Kingdom) – 10 Tribes – Jeroboam – 22 Years (evil)

53 (1-5) The elders of Israel offer Rehoboam the throne of Israel. – Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king – Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard it – Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father

54 (6-7) The counsel from Rehoboam's older advisors. – Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived you will be a servant to these people today... then they will be your servants forever (8-11) The counsel from Rehoboam's younger advisors.

55 (12-15) Rehoboam answers Jeroboam and the elders of Israel harshly. – So the king did not listen to the people – For the turn of events was from the LORD (16-19) Rehoboam is rejected as king over the 10 northern tribes. What share have we in David? – King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was in charge of the revenue; but all Israel stoned him with stones

56 From this point on in the history of Israel, the name "Israel" referred to the 10 northern tribes and the name "Judah" referred to the southern tribes of Benjamin and Judah (20-24) Rehoboam attempts to re- unify the nation by force.

57 (25) Jeroboam's new capital - Shechem. (26-29) Jeroboam makes a religion to serve the state (Convenient religion) (30-33) The establishment of Jeroboam's religion

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60 1 Kings 12:1-20; 2 Chron.10:1-19 Judah (Southern Kingdom) – 2 Tribes – Rehoboam – 17 Years (evil) Israel (Northern Kingdom) – 10 Tribes – Jeroboam – 22 Years (evil)

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63 Judah – Rehoboam is forbidden to stop the rebellion – Rehoboam fortifies Judah – This has a chance of pleasing God Israel – Jeroboam Sets Up A False Religion – Religion of Convenience Bethel –Shrine Dan – Shrine Different Object- Idols to represent God Different Priests – This has no chance of pleasing God

64 Judah – Rehoboam – King – The Faithful In Israel Flee to Judah – 2 Chron.11:13-14, – Rehoboam’s Family – Well Provided For – 2 Chron.11:18-23 Israel – Jeroboam – King – The Prophecy of the Man of God - 1 Kgs.13:1-32 Doom is coming for this false religion Jeroboam tries to bribe the man of God

65 Judah – Rehoboam – King – Judah turns to Idolatry – Shishak, Pharaoh of Egypt, invades Judah A divine wake- up-call Israel – Jeroboam – King – He continues his idolatry – The death of Jeroboam’s son

66 1 Kings14,15; 2 Chron.13 – 15:8

67 The reign of Jeroboam I, and his death. 13:1-14:20. Judah under Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa

68 Judah – South Rehoboam – – Sacked by Shishak of Egypt for abandoning God – Humbled himself Israel – North Jeroboam – – Continued his idolatry 1 Kgs.13:33-34 – His son Abijah becomes ill – Jeroboam sends his wife disguised to Ahijah to inquire of son’s fate

69 Judah – South Rehoboam – – Sacked by Shishak of Egypt for abandoning God – Humbled himself – Ruled for 17 years Abijah – 3 years – Evil – Fought Jeroboam – Won with God’s help Israel – North Jeroboam – – Jeroboam sends his wife disguised to Ahijah to inquire of son’s fate – Ahijah sees through her deception – Tells of God’s disappointment in Jeroboam – Disaster is coming

70 Judah – South Abijah died – Buried in City of David Asa – Reigned 41 years – Was a good king – Destroyed idols in Judah – Fortified cities Israel – North Jeroboam – – Abijah died in Jeroboam’s 20 th year of rule in Israel – Ruled 2 more years for total of 22 years Nadab – 2 years – evil – Struck down by Baasha

71 Judah – South Rehoboam Abijah Asa – A massive Ethiopian invasion – Asa prayed for God’s help – God gave a great victory Israel – North Jeroboam – Nadab Baasha – 24 years – Another evil ruler

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73 Israel Has Divided: Israel and Judah – North = Israel (10 Tribes) – South = Judah (2 Tribes) Jeroboam Established Idol Religion In Israel – No Good Kings – Whole Division is Corrupt from top to bottom Judah Wavers With Good and Bad

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