Looking back at Kings

Kings was not what I expected, after all the others. It had a way of contributing to the progression of the story without actually being a part of the story. Except that this is where Solomon has the first temple built. Most of the rest of it is a succession of the kings without a... Continue Reading →

2 Chronicles 1-9: King Solomon

As with 1 Chronicles, this seems to mostly be a rehash of events we already heard about. This time the stories being retold are from 1 Kings. Chapter one Most of the chapter surrounds Solomon's request for wisdom that was also featured inĀ 1 Kings 3. It's worded a little different, but the sentiment is basically... Continue Reading →

Reflections of 1 Kings

1 Kings was not what I expected, after all the others. It had a way of contributing to the progression of the story without actually being a part of the story. Except that this is where Solomon has the first temple built. Most of the rest of it is a succession of the kings without... Continue Reading →

1 Kings 10-16 : A Succession of Kings

Though David was imperfect, he was always striving to do what was right by God. No one can perfectly do everything that another being wants, but he tried and he did it with love and what seemed like admiration in his heart. His successors, on the other hand, couldn't quite keep it together. Some did... Continue Reading →

1 Kings 5-9 : Building the Temple

This set of chapters takes the time to walk us through the initial the process of getting materials for both the Temple and Solomon's house (and that of his new wife), coordinating construction of the building and items to go in the building, bringing in the ark, the grand opening ceremony, and an accouting of... Continue Reading →

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