Tag: 1 kings 2

BDBD is 1 Kings 2:36-46

Shimei was a relative of Saul, the first king of Israel. Shimei ridiculed David when David had to leave Jerusalem because of Absolom’s threat. Saul still had followers. So Shimei was a threat to Solomon’s throne. David instructed Solomon to “bring his gray head down to the grave in blood.” (1 Kings 2:8-9) David wanted […]

BDBD is 1 Kings 2:26-35

Solomon was king. In those days a king’s responsibility included establishing and maintaining justice. The king was the highest court of law. The king’s responsibility also included maintaining and defending the country. They were to establish and organize the fighting men. The king was not responsible for maintaining the priesthood, for priests were established by […]

BDBD is 1 Kings 2:13-25

This passage is also unique to Kings. It is a continuation of the account of Adonijah, the fourth son of David and the oldest alive at the time Solomon was anointed king. Chapter 1 covers his attempt to gain the throne when David was well advanced in years. These verses cover another attempt Adonijah made […]

BDBD is 1 Kings 1:32-50

Good news for one person is bad news for another. Solomon was anointed King of Judah by King David’s order. This was good news for Solomon and his mother. This was bad news for Adonijah who wrongly claimed the throne before Solomon. Even a small amount of truth will be received, processed, and reacted upon […]