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THE REIGN OF SOLOMON (1 KINGS 3-11) A. Early (pre-Dtr) sources? 1. Legends about Solomon’s wisdom (e.g., 3:16-28) 2. Archival lists of Solomon’s officials , administrative districts,  etc. (for example, 4:1-19). 3. Prophetic narrative about Ahijah (11:26-40) 4. Excerpts from “Book of the Acts of Solomon” (see 11:41). Etc. B. The Dtr. Presentation of Solomon 1. Solomon on the rise (3-10) a. Theophany at Gibeon (3:1-15) and the divine promises - great wisdom for Solomon - great wealth for the king - security of the king’s rule b. Solomon the wisest of kings (3, 4, 10) c. Solomon the wealthiest of kings (4, 9-10)
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d. Solomon the greatest of builders (6-8, 9) e. Solomon’s huge empire (4:21-25) f. Peace throughout Solomon’s reign (4:21, 25) 2. Solomon on the decline (11) a. sin of the old king = cultic apostasy (11:1-8) b. announcement of divine punishment (11:9-13)
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