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Chapter 16 - Coogan Chapter 16 The Reign of Solomon 1st...

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Coogan Chapter 16 The Reign of Solomon 1 st Kings 1-11 and Psalm 89 The Book of Kings Summary: The books of Kings continue the narrative by the Deuteronomistic Historians of Israel’s history in the Promised Land. Sources Independent Sources - The conclusion of the Succession Narrative 1 st Kings 1-2 o Tells how Solomon became king and eliminated his rivals and their supporters - Descriptions of the temple 1 st Kings 6-7 - Annalistic notices o List of royal officials 1 st kings 4:1-6 o Administrative districts 1 st kings 4:7-19 o Labor Force 1 st Kings 5:13-18, 9:15-24 - Wisdom, traditions, originating in the royal court 1 st Kings 4:32-33 - Royal Legends 3:16-28, 10:1-13 Deuteronomistic compositions - Solomon’s dream at Gibeon 1 st Kings 3:3-15 - Dedication of the temple 1 st Kings 8 - Solomon’s reign 1 st Kings 11:1-40 The Narrative - The narrative has a decidedly mixed view of Solomon. - He is not considered David’s successor due to divine favor but instead because through “palace intrigue.”
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