Category: 102: History Books

1 Kings 8

1 Kings 8 Solomon assembled all of the elders of Israel to bring the Ark up from David’s tent and place it in the new Temple in the seventh month.  The people gathered for the Dedication of the Temple for seven days, followed by the seven day Feast of Tabernacles.  Solomon’s address to the elders of Israel […]

1 Kings 7

1 Kings 7 Solomon built his royal palace on the Temple Mount adjacent to the Temple. 1 Kings 7 is mainly about the building of the Palaces of Solomon. 1 Kings 7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house. Solomon’s palace was built of cedar from Lebanon. […]

1 Kings 5 – 6

1 Kings 5 The building of the temple at Jerusalem by Solomon   The Temple was built on the same general plan as the Tabernacle, but was much larger and was constructed on a permanent fixed immovable site.  The Ezekiel Temple to be constructed by Jesus Christ will be much more glorious still.  See Ezekiel 40-48. […]

1 Kings 3 – 4

1 Kings 3 This chapter begins with a statement about Solomon’s building projects and in v 2 immediately jumps to the religious state of affairs at that time. 1 Kings 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 […]

1 Kings 1 – 2

1 Kings 1 First Kings begins with the death of David and the succession of Solomon. Solomon was, except for a period of sinfulness; a type of Jesus Christ, while Solomon’s kingdom was a type of the kingdom of God.  Solomon’s reign knew mostly peace; and he was also the wealthiest king and the wisest man […]

Second Samuel 19 – 20

2 Samuel 19 David by his sympathy for the sinner, turned the rejoicing of victory over the sin of rebellion against the king into mourning. Remember the our King is Jesus Christ, and that we are to support him in his dispensing of JUSTICE and his victory over the wicked; instead of becoming emotionally attached […]

Second Samuel 17 – 18

2 Samuel 17 Ahithophel then advised an immediate attack to slay David, and Absalom was pleased; being full of bitter hatred over his treatment by his father David over his execution of the sister rapist Amnon. 2 Samuel 17:1 Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will […]

Second Samuel 1 – 2

Second Samuel The story of Saul and David is an allegory of the kingship of Satan and Satan’s struggle to avoid being replaced by Messiah and the called out of God, after having disqualified himself by his failure to obey God. 2 Samuel 1 An Amalekite tries to ingratiate himself with David by claiming the murder […]

First Samuel 28 – 31

1 Samuel 28 Achish believing that David was anathema to Israel, called David to fight against Israel alongside the Philistines. 1 Samuel 28:1 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go […]

First Samuel 25

1 Samuel 25:1 And Samuel [Hebrew; Shemuel, God has heard] died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran. Nabal of Carmel [by Haifa] This is a classic story of pride and the deceitfulness […]

First Samuel 23 – 24

1 Samuel 23 David continues to fulfill the duty of his calling and anointing, to God and his people and thereby continues to rise in the respect of the people. Many false teachers have crept into the assemblies today; where they try to destroy the faithful by teaching a false permissive Christ to lead the […]

First Samuel 19 – 20

1 Samuel 19 Saul became enraged and commanded that David should be killed. 1 Samuel 19:1 And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Saul’s son Jonathan who had made a covenant of friendship with David reported the matter to David. 19:2 But Jonathan Saul’s […]

First Samuel 18

1 Samuel 18 Jonathan who had proved his zeal and courage by taking on the Philistines in the name of YHVH meets David the champion of Israel who defeated Goliath in the name of YHVH. Obviously they were both men of faith and of courageous action based on their faith, and they become the closest […]

First Samuel 17

1 Samuel 17 The story of David and Goliath is often portrayed as a classic story of an underdog winning out over his far more powerful rival. There is much more to the story than that! Goliath was an example of unrepentant sinners and of the sin of enmity against God and the Word of […]

First Samuel 7 – 8

1 Samuel 7 The Ark had been returned to Israel, yet God allowed the Philistines to continue to oppress the nation because Israel was still filled with idols. Like the Philistines, Mosaic Israel feared God, but they would not obey him; it is the same with many today as they exalt their idols of men, […]