Reading: 1 Kings 3, 5-11
* How does this narrative end? Note, the ending I am referring to is 2 Kings since the split of Kings into two book appears to be artificial1
* Is this important? Why? Is this likely to affect the authors perspective?
2 Summary Statement
Read 1 Kings 3:1-3
(1) And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about. (2) Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days. (3) And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.
* What do we learn about Solomon in these verses?
* What do we learn about the author or narrator?