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Was Solomon saved?

The short answer is that we do not know. The reason to believe that Solomon is not saved is that he turned against God, for example: 1Ki 11:4  For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as […]

What does the number 666 mean?

The number 666 is the number of the beast in Revelation, the last book of the Bible: This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666. (Revelation 13:18) The “beast” in Revelation is a symbol […]

What should we learn from Solomon’s story?

There are many lessons we can take from the life of Solomon. Here is a highlight: God made King Solomon an incredible offer, “Ask what I shall give you.” (1 Kings 3:5). If you were in his position and could ask for anything, what would you ask for? Solomon, with endless possibilities before him, asked for […]

How old was Solomon when he began his reign?

The age of Solomon when he began to reign is unknown. However, we can work out some dates and establish an approximate age. The following dates are explained in The Times (chapter 3) 1041BC David born 1011BC David starts to reign, age 30 (2 Samuel 5:4-5) 971BC David dies, age 70 (1 Kings 2:11) 971BC Solomon starts […]