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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 12

1 Kings 11.29-40 tells us about a very interesting prophecy. The prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found Jereboam (“he increases the people”) as he was leaving Jerusalem and was dressed (Ahijah) in a new cloak. When they were alone, Ahijah took

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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in First Kings-Part 11

1 Kings 10.16-17 says that Solomon made 200 large shields (“tzinah”) of beaten gold, paying 600 shekels for each one. A tzinah is a full body shield used to keep arrows and rocks way from you. He also made 300

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 10

Now we come to 1 Kings 9.1-28 where Solomon has a second vision at Gibeon. He receives an answer to his prayer in 1 Kings 8.22-53, and this was probably the next night (v 1-3). Again, Yehovah says he put

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 9

1 Kings 8.12 says that Solomon began speaking. Seeing the anxiety of the Kohanim (v 11) and the people that the cloud was symbolic of the Shekinah (presence of God), he speaks to comfort them. You can see right away

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 8

Now, we have assigned our own meanings to many words in the Scriptures. But the Gospels and Epistles were written by Jews and so these words and concepts need to be understood as they knew and understood them when they

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 7

We are going to look at several issues here in 1 Kings 8.10-11. What does it mean when it says “the priests could not minister” and what is the “cloud” and the “glory” in 1 Kings 8.11? First of all,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 6

1 Kings 7.1-2 tells us that Solomon built he palace in thirteen years and the finished it. He also built other items for the Temple (7.13). He also built the “House of the Forest of Lebanon” which will be where

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 5

1 Kings 6.1-38 begins to to tell us about the building of the Temple. It will give us information about the basic dimensions and structure. In the 480th year after the sons of Israel came out of Egypt (961 B.C.),

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 4

In 1 Kings 4.1-34 we have an account of the riches and honor Solomon had (see 1 Kings 3.13), and it talks about his princes, food providers for his court and family, the extent of his kingdom and the overall

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 3

1 Kings 3.1-28 tells us about the marriage of Solomon to Pharaoh’s daughter. It is said that Psa 45 was written on this occasion. It goes on to tell us about his love and obedience to the Torah and his

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 2

In 1 Kings 2.1-46 we have what David told Solomon right before his death. His instructions will include what to do with Solomon and how he should walk, on Adonijah, the removal of Abiathar from the high priesthood, putting Joab

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Kings-Part 1

We are going to begin our study of First Kings, and like the other books, we will not be going into it verse by verse, but try to bring out concepts that will help the reader do more of an

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Samuel-Conclusion

2 Sam 23.1-7 tells us the last recorded words of David under the inspiration of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit). These are not literally his last words, obviously. It says that David was the son of Jesse but anointed

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Samuel-Part 19

2 Sam 21.1-6 tells us about a famine that had been on the land for three years, so the Lord was inquired. The Lord said it was because Saul slaughtered the Gibeonites and this was contrary to the oath Joshua

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Samuel-Part 18

2 Sam 20.1-26 gives us the account of another rebellion led by Sheba (“oath”), a “worthless fellow” (“son of Belial”), the son of Bichri (“youthful”), a Benjaminite. He knew that David’s position at this time was weak and so he

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Samuel-Part 17

In 2 Sam 19.1-3 it tells us about how David’s victory was turned into mourning, and this was not good. David’s lamenting over Absalom (“Oh, Absalom, Absalom , my son”) dampened the spirit of those who were loyal to him,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Samuel-Part 16

2 Sam 18.1-33 gives us the story of how David prepared for battle with Absalom, and Absalom’s defeat and eventual death. It has been at least seven years since the sin of Amnon (a type of Adam) and Tamar, and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Samuel-Part 15

2 Sam 17.1-29 gives the account of the beginning of the demise of Absalom, contrary to the advice of Ahitophel. David’s men are better warriors and David is going to lure Absalom and his army into the wilderness to fight.

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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in Second Samuel-Part 14

In 2 Sam 15.30 we have a very prophetic event. As David is fleeing from Absalom, he went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives and wept as he went. His head was covered and he walked barefoot. Then

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Samuel-Part 13

2 Sam 15.1-37 now tells us the story of how Absalom will plot against the king and undermines him. As we have said before, he will be a picture of the False Messiah. Absalom provided for himself a chariot and

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