62 Briefly describe the temple The temple took 7 years to construct and only

62 briefly describe the temple the temple took 7

This preview shows page 13 - 16 out of 18 pages.

6.2 Briefly describe the temple. The temple took 7 years to construct and only once it was finished the furnishings were prepared and placed. The temple was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide and 45 feet high. Against the back and the side the walls were 3 stories of storerooms, each 7.5 feet high. There were two pillars erected, one on each side of the entrance. The interior of the temple consisted of cedar, cypress and olive wood; no stone was seen (1 Kings 6:18). There were carvings made in the form of gourds, open flowers, cherubim and palms. Also the only metal used was gold and that for overlaying some parts. The inner room was a perfect cube, had cherubim whose wings touched either a wall or the other’s wing; the ark of the Lord’s presence was to be placed in it. Both, the inner and outer sanctuary were made of olive wood and it was decorated with gold-covered carvings, Van Groningen (1996). 9
Image of page 13

Subscribe to view the full document.

ReadGHL_Historical Books 6.3 How did foreign wives influence Solomon? Solomon married seven hundred foreign princesses, which God had expressly forbidden (1 Kings 11:1-8). Solomon’s love for God grows cold and his wives lead him to worship their gods. He rejects the Lord’s word which had come to him two times (1 Kings 3:14; 9:6-9), and becomes a covenant-breaker, Van Groningen (1996). 6.4 Trace the events leading to the division of the kingdom. What specific sin was at the root of the problems? Discuss the extent of its consequences. Everything started with Solomon’s disobedience and unfaithfulness . The specific sin that was the root of the problems was idolatry. Rehoboam, Solomon’s son went to Shechem to be anointed as king. Jeroboam and other elders of the ten Northern Tribes tell him, that they will acknowledge him as king if he lift the levies and taxes imposes by his father. Thereafter rejecting the advice Rehoboam foolishly refuses to grant the request. This causes the tribes to rebel and they killed Adoniram (Rehoboam’s representative). Jeroboam is made king over the Northern tribes (12:20) and Rehoboam is warned by the prophet that division has been made by the Lord (12:21-24). Again, Jeroboam leads the Israel into idolatrous worship, failing to learn from Solomon’s disobedience. An anonymous prophet from Judah prophesies to Jeroboam (13:1-9) as he offers on a altar at Bethel. The Lord steps in and paralyzes his hand and split the altar in two. Jeroboam asks the prophet to intercede and his hand is restored. This indicates that the original sin carried on for numerous years still, because the leaders didn’t obey God and also chose to worship idols, Van Groningen (1996). 6.5 How did Ahab promote the religion of Baal? Ahab marries Jezebel, a Sidonian idol worshiper, and begins to serve Baal. Ahab also sets up a Asherah ( a female godlet), which means that he adopted the Canaanite fertility rites. When Ahab introduced Baal-Melqart , the owner or lord of Tyre and Sidon, into Israel he openly rejects the Lord as owner and Lord of 10
Image of page 14
ReadGHL_Historical Books Israel. In turn, this causes the Lord God to rise His degree of anger higher than ever before, Van Groningen (1996).
Image of page 15

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 16

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes