For the first time in 2.5 years, I have chosen not to include a series of questions with our Scripture text. If it’s the Lord’s will, the following topics will be our focus in the upcoming months . . .
- the reign of King Solomon
- the book of Proverbs
- the book of Ecclesiastes
- the book of Song of Songs
1 Kings 2:10 – 12
Then David rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. He had reigned forty years over Israel—seven years in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his rule was firmly established.
1 Chronicles 29:26 – 30
David son of Jesse was king over all Israel. He ruled over Israel forty years—seven in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.
As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, they are written in the records of Samuel the seer, the records of Nathan the prophet and the records of Gad the seer, together with the details of his reign and power, and the circumstances that surrounded him and Israel and the kingdoms of all the other lands.