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2018 January 15

Image 1: Dream Of Solomon (c. 1693)
Luca Giordano (1634-1705)
Baroque Style
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


Image 2: The Judgment of Solomon (1649)
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)
Classical French Baroque Style
Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The First Painting depicts the most significant event in the account -- the grant by God of wisdom to Solomon in response to his desire to be a wise and just ruler. The Second Painting depicts Solomon's famous paternity trial for two harlots. The incident apparently happened shortly after he was given the special gift of wisdom by God. It is recorded in 1 Kings 3:16-28, but not in the chapter below. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: 2 Chronicles 1 describes Solomon's sacrifice at Gibeon, his request for wisdom from the LORD, and the increase and glory of his kingdom. Traditional Patriarchal Timeline. Judges. Judges Period Chronology. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].
     When Solomon became strong in his kingdom, the LORD made him an exceedingly great man (1).
     Solomon and the officers of the land went to Gibeon to seek the LORD at the Tabernacle which Moses made while Israel was in the wilderness. The brazen altar (bronze altar) was there; and they went to make sacrifices. Another Tabernacle, which David built, was at Jerusalem; and it contained the Ark of the Covenant. But, in Gibeon, on the brazen altar, Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings (2-6).
     That night God appeared to Solomon and asked him what gift he would like to receive. Solomon asked for wisdom that he might be able to justly judge the people. God was pleased with the request and granted him wisdom above all others plus riches and honor above all others. Afterward, Solomon returned to Jerusalem and reigned over the people (7-13).
     As his kingdom grew, he gathered 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen. He also accumulated vast quantities of silver, gold, gemstones, and cedar trees. He brought horses from Egypt and linen yarn. He also sold horses to the Hittites and the Syrians. They may have been trading partners; or they may have been tributaries (14-17).

     [ Sermons: Gil Rugh. Various. ]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: 2 Chronicles 1: 1 Chronicles 16:1; 1 Kings 2:12; 1 Chronicles 29:23-25; 1 Kings 2; 1 Kings 3; 1 Kings 4; 1 Kings 10:14-29; 2 Chronicles 9:13-28; Proverbs; Ecclesiastes; Song of Solomon].
     [1] 2 Chronicles 17:1; 2 Chronicles 12:13; 2 Chronicles 13:21; 2 Chronicles 21:4; 1 Kings 1; 1 Kings 2; 1 Kings 2:46; 1 Chronicles 11:9; 1 Chronicles 9:20; 1 Chronicles 29:25; 1 Chronicles 22:5.
     [2] 1 Kings 3:4; 1 Chronicles 21:17; 2 Samuel 16:11; 2 Kings 1:11; 1 Kings 3:4; 1 Chronicles 13:1; 1 Chronicles 23:2; 1 Chronicles 28:1; Genesis 23:6; Numbers 7:10; 1 Kings 8:1.
     [3] Exodus 25:22; Exodus 27:21; Numbers 17:4; 1 Kings 3:4; 1 Chronicles 6:31; 1 Chronicles 16:39.
     [4] 2 Chronicles 19:3; 2 Chronicles 33:17; 1 Chronicles 26:28; 1 Chronicles 15:1.
     [5] 1 Chronicles 21:28-30; Exodus 31:2; Exodus 31:9; Exodus 38:1-8; Exodus 27:1-8; 1 Chronicles 13:3; 1 Chronicles 15:13; 1 Chronicles 21:30.
     [6] Exodus 40:6; Judges 20:23; Judges 20:26; 1 Kings 6:22.
     [7] 1 Kings 3:5-15.
     [8] Luke 1:72; 1 Kings 3:6-7.
     [9] 1 Chronicles 17:23; 1 Kings 3:8.
     [10] 1 Kings 3:9; Daniel 1:4; Daniel 1:17; Ecclesiastes 10:20; 1 Kings 3:7; Numbers 27:17; Deuteronomy 31:2; 1 Samuel 8:20.
     [11] 1 Chronicles 22:7; Ecclesiastes 6:2.
     [12] Esther 3:11; 1 Kings 3:12-14; 1 Chronicles 29:25; 1 Kings 3:14; 2 Chronicles 7:17.
     [13] 2 Chronicles 1:3; 2 Chronicles 1:6; 1 Kings 4:1; 1 Kings 3:15; 1 Kings 3:16-28; 1 Chronicles 21:18 - 22:1.
     [14] 1 Kings 10:26-29; 2 Chronicles 9:25-28; 1 Kings 10:26; 2 Chronicles 9:25; 1 Chronicles 18:4; 1 Chronicles 19:6; 1 Chronicles 4:31.
     [15] 1 Kings 10:27; 2 Chronicles 9:27; 1 Chronicles 27:28.
     [16] Genesis 1:10; Genesis 15:2; Judges 15:16; Joshua 2:18.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

1 Chronicles Detailed Outline

2 Chronicles 1

Notes: In the Hebrew Bible 1 & 2 Chronicles are one Book. The author may have been Ezra.

2. The Kings: The Kings from the Tribes of Benjamin and Judah (1 Chronicles 10:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:14)

B. From the Tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 11:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:14)

2. Solomon of Israel [King of all 12 Tribes] (2 Chronicles 1:1 - 9:31) - 971 - 931, Israel

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Time Line

     1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.
     2 Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers. 3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness. 4 But the ark of God had David bought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. 5 Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it. 6 And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.
     7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. 9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? 11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life [abundant days]; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: 12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like. 13 Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.
     14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. 15 And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the vale for abundance. 16 And Solomon had horses bought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price. 17 And they fetched up, and bought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so bought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.

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