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1 The Kings of Israel & Judah Lesson 6: United Kingdom – Solomon

2 Introduction Anointed king in approx. 971 BC Anointed king in approx. 971 BC Reigned for 40 years (approx ) Reigned for 40 years (approx ) When chosen to be king? (2 Sam. 7:12ff) When chosen to be king? (2 Sam. 7:12ff) 2 Sam. 12: Sam. 12:24-25

3 Solomon’s Anointing Intrigue? (1 Kings 1) Intrigue? (1 Kings 1) David’s reaction? (1 Kings 1:47-48) David’s reaction? (1 Kings 1:47-48) Adonijah’s reaction? (1 Kings 1:50-51) Adonijah’s reaction? (1 Kings 1:50-51) 2 Sam. 12: Sam. 12:24-25

4 Solomon Fulfills David’s Requests Joab (1 Kings 2:28-35) Joab (1 Kings 2:28-35) –To where did Joab flee? –To whom was the task given? –Reasoning for Abner’s death? –Benaiah’s reward?

5 Solomon Fulfills David’s Requests Shimei (1 Kings 2:36-46) Shimei (1 Kings 2:36-46) –Provision to preserve Shimei’s life? –Why did Shimei leave? –Charges against Shimei? Establishment of Solomon’s KingdomEstablishment of Solomon’s Kingdom –Significance of v. 46?

6 Solomon’s Early Years First Act? (1 Kings 3:1) First Act? (1 Kings 3:1) –Sinful? –Benefit? How is Solomon Described? (1 Kings 3:3)How is Solomon Described? (1 Kings 3:3)

7 Solomon’s Humility What led to show of humility? (1 Kings 3:5) What led to show of humility? (1 Kings 3:5) How did Solomon begin? (v. 6)How did Solomon begin? (v. 6) What admissions did he make? (1 Kings vv. 7-8)What admissions did he make? (1 Kings vv. 7-8) What was his request? (v. 9)What was his request? (v. 9) What was God’s response (vv )What was God’s response (vv )

8 Solomon’s Wisdom First example? (1 Kings 3:16-28) First example? (1 Kings 3:16-28) How great? (1 Kings 4:29-34)How great? (1 Kings 4:29-34)

9 Solomon’s Wealth & Power Extent of Kingdom? (1 Kings 4:21, 24; 2 Chron. 9:26) Extent of Kingdom? (1 Kings 4:21, 24; 2 Chron. 9:26) Condition of people? (1 Kings 4:20, 25)Condition of people? (1 Kings 4:20, 25) Daily provision? (1 Kings 2:22-23)Daily provision? (1 Kings 2:22-23) Contrary to God’s law?Contrary to God’s law? –Multiplied horses (4:26; 10:26, 28-29) –Multiplied wives (11:1-8) –Multiplied gold & silver (10:27)


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