castle Day 140-141, May 20-21 Bible more

I Kings 6:1—the importance of the date

According to The Bible Knowledge Commentary of the O.T., edited by Walvoord and Zuck, ©1985, p.499

1 Kings 6:1 is one of the most important verses in the Old Testament, chronologically, because it enables us to fix certain dates in Israel’s history. The dates of Solomon’s reign have been quite definitely established through references in ancient writings. They were 937–931 B.C. According to this verse, in the fourth year of his reign, Solomon began to build the temple. That was in 966 B.C. The Exodus took place 480 years earlier (1446 B.C.) The month Ziv is April–May….The rebuilding of the temple, 430 years later under Zerubbabel (536), also began in the second month (Ezra 3:8).

Solomon's temple

This is an artist's conception of Solomon's temple. The real temple gleamed with gold everywhere.

Solomon's temple

This is a schematic drawing of Solomon's temple. Both drawings were graciously provided by

schematic drawing of Solomons's temple

inside of Solomon's temple

See a video tour of Solomon's temple, or see a video tour and explanation of Solomon's temple

Possible ruins of Solomon's palace discovered by archeologists in 2010 (sorry, the jpg picture increased in size makes this a little fuzzy but the original was small)

ruins of Solomon's temple

This is an artist's conception of the throne room of King Solomon when the Queen of Sheba visits—2Chronicles 9)

queen of Sheba visits Solomon

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