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1 Kings 2:10-12

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2:10 Then David passed away 1  and was buried in the city of David. 2  2:11 David reigned over Israel forty years; he reigned in Hebron seven years, and in Jerusalem 3  thirty-three years.

Solomon Secures the Throne

2:12 Solomon sat on his father David’s throne, and his royal authority 4  was firmly solidified.

1 tn Heb “and David lay down with his fathers.”

2 sn The phrase the city of David refers here to the fortress of Zion in Jerusalem, not to Bethlehem. See 2 Sam 5:7.

3 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

4 tn Or “kingship.”



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