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I Kings
God became angry with Solomon because his wives had made him worship false Gods.

I Kings

The eleventh book of the Bible is the First Book of Kings. It tells the story of Israel from the latter days of King David's reign, through the splitting of the kingdoms and up to the reigns of Jehoram and Ahazia. It is a sad tale and shows how the people of Israel became rich and mighty when they obeyed God's commands, but were made poor and powerless because they turned their backs on God.

All quotations from the Bible are taken from the Authorised King James Version.
So that his people would not go to the temple in Jerusalem, Jeroboam fashioned idols for them to worship. What form did these idols take?
They were golden bulls
They were silver rams
They were golden calves
They were silver lambs
Jeroboam's reign began with the sin of idolatry.

I Kings 12:28-30
"Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan. And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan"
During the reign of Solomon's son, Rehoboam, 10 of the 12 tribes revolted and chose Jeroboam as their king. Which two tibes remained loyal to Rehoboam?
The tribes of Reuben and Simeon
The tribes of Benjamin and Judah
The tribes of Levi and Dan
The tribes of Asher and Gad
The kingdom was split into two new nations; Israel and Judah. Rehoboam tried to unite it once more, but God forbade him

I Kings 12:22-24
"But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying, Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the Lord, and returned to depart, according to the word of the Lord"
When King David was old he named his youngest son as his successor. What was his youngest son's name?
He was called Adonijah
He was called Chileab
He was called Solomon
He was called Shephatiah
David had many sons and Adonijah tried to become king but David chose Solomon as his heir.

I Kings 1:29-30
"And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day"
The prophet Elijah chose his successor, Elisha, by putting what on him?
Elijah put anointing oils on Elisha
Elijah put his shoes on Elisha
Elijah put anointing water on Elisha
Elijah put his cloak on Elisha
I Kings 19:19-20
"So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?"

A mantle was a type of sleeveless cloak or cape
God spoke to Solomon in a dream and asked what gift Solomon would like. What did Solomon ask for?
He asked for wisdom
He asked for long-life
He asked for wealth
He asked for many wives
Solomon's choice pleased God. Solomon could have asked for anything but he chose wisdom rather than a more selfish gift.

I Kings 3:10-12
"And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee"
King Solomon built what structure in Jerusalem?
He built a lofty tower
He built a temple to Baal
He built walls around the city
He built a temple to God
Solomon built the temple to be a home for the Ark of the Covenant and to be a house for God.

I Kings 6:1
"And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord"
To prove to the people that Baal was a false god, the prophet Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal to have their god set light to a sacrifice upon an altar. How many prophets of Baal were there?
There were 750 prophets of Baal
There were 450 prophets of Baal
There were 75 prophets of Baal
There were 45 prophets of Baal
The prophets of Baal failed to light the sacrifice, then Elijah tried.

I Kings 18:37-40
"Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God. And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there"
God became angry with Solomon because his wives had made him worship false Gods. How many wives did Solomon have?
He had 7 wives
He had 17 wives
He had 70 wives
He had 700 wives
I Kings 11:3-4
"And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father."

God's punishment for Solomon was that the kingdom would be split in two during his son's reign
When she heard of Solomon's wisdom, which Queen came to visit him?
The Queen of Egypt
The Queen of Sheba
The Queen of Persia
The Queen of Babylon
The Queen was very impressed by Solomon's wisdom and his wealth; so much so that she blessed God and gave Solomon a gift of four tons of gold!

I Kings 10:9-10
"Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the Lord loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice. And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon"
Ahab was the eighth king of Israel. He was led into sin by his wife. What was her name?
She was called Jezebel
She was called Judith
She was called Jedidah
She was called Jemima
Jezebel led her husband into the worship of Baal.

I Kings 16:30-32
"And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him. And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him. And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria"


Author:  Graeme Haw

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