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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 11

Darn women! Foiled again! I have a couple questions after reading this chapter. First, what does any man do with 1,000 women??? We already know Solomon to be a humble (enough) man of excess wealth and treasures, but his abundance of wives finally got him. Women were his downfall. I’m sure many men can relate.… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 11

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 10

Everything King Solomon does seems excessive to me. I don’t pretend to understand why his abundance of precious jewels and gold and enormous structures was ok. I’m just gonna roll with it. The imported apes and peacocks in verse 22, though, made me think, where is all this stuff coming from??? Solomon’s kingdom obviously was… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 10

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 9

Slavery has been around a long time. Right or wrong, it’s been around, and we see it first-hand in this chapter. Solomon used the hands and feet of foreigners to do his work: “He built everything he desired in Jerusalem and Lebanon and throughout his entire realm (v. 19).” The words that caught my eye… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 9

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 8

Can we just talk briefly about the fact that David’s death was never a thing? We’ve read about the deaths and burials of every prominent figure up until this point, but the Bible never mentions much about the death of King David. At the beginning of this book, David was alive still. He was old,… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 8

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 7

I was noticing the measurements of King Solomon’s palace. It seems his palace was larger than the Temple, but even though the size was larger, the decor was not as grand. The Temple furnishings were overlaid with gold, while Solomon’s house was not. I also got a little confused about the structures Huram was contracted… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 7

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 6

I get so lost in the details of the Temple that I often forget why it was built in the first place. This chapter actually could be summed up in a few words: Solomon built the Temple so that God could live among the Israelites. That was the whole purpose of the Temple in the… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 6

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 5

Besides his vast wisdom, Solomon also is remembered for building a great temple for God. I was reflecting on how much work the temple actually required and the “modern” technology it took to get it started. We know from history that the people of this time period were equipped with skills and means that we… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 5

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 4

We haven’t talked at all about the author of 1 Kings, so let’s dive right in today. My Life Application Study Bible lists the author as unknown but says that some scholars believe the author could be Jeremiah, whom we haven’t even met yet, and others believe a group of prophets may have written this… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 4

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 3

Remember when David conducted a census, and it was considered a great sin, but we (I) didn’t really know why it was a sin? This chapter may give us a little insight to that. Look at verse 8: it says that Solomon is in the midst of God’s chosen people, “a nation so great and… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 3

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 2

My first question - and maybe my only question - after reading this chapter was “What was so special about Abishag?” She was the woman Adonijah wanted to marry, and the request led to his death. I had to consult the footnotes in my study Bible for the answer because Abishag wasn’t ringing a bell… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 2