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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

1 Kings 8



Verses 1-66

1 Kings 8:13 I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever.

1 Kings 8:12-13Comments - Textual Variants- In the LXX we find 1 Kings 8:12-13 after 1 Kings 8:53, and not between 1 Kings 8:11 and 1 Kings 8:14.

Brenton, "Because thou hast set them apart for an inheritance to thyself out of all the nations of the earth, as thou spokest by the hand of thy servant Moses, when thou broughtest our fathers out of the land of Egypt, O Lord God-- Then spoke Solomon concerning the house, when he had finished building it-- He manifested the sun in the heaven: the Lord said he would dwell in darkness: build thou my house, a beautiful house for thyself to dwell in anew. Behold, is not this written in the book of the song?"

F. F. Bruce believes the longer reading suggests that the LXX many have preserved a more accurate translation of the original Hebrew text than does the Masoretic reading used by the KJV. 26]

26] F. F. Bruce, The Books and the Parchments (Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1963), 158.

1 Kings 8:62-66Comments- Solomon's Offering at the Dedication of the Temple - 1 Kings 8:62-66 records the offering that Solomon made unto the Lord at the dedication of the Temple. Solomon's first offering at Gibeon was a thousand burnt offerings ( 1 Kings 3:4), after which the Lord appeared unto him in a dream and asked what He could give back to Solomon. This second great offering was much greater; twenty-two thousand bulls, and one hundred thousand sheep. God had given Solomon a great harvest for the seed offering that he had sown unto the Lord with his first offering.


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 1 Kings 8:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.

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