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1 Kings 3:1

Context
The Lord Gives Solomon Wisdom

3:1 Solomon made an alliance by marriage with Pharaoh, king of Egypt; he married Pharaoh’s daughter. He brought her to the City of David 1  until he could finish building his residence and the temple of the Lord and the wall around Jerusalem. 2 

1 Kings 7:8

Context
7:8 The palace where he lived was constructed in a similar way. 3  He also constructed a palace like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had married. 4 

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

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

3 tn Heb “and his house where he lived, the other court [i.e., as opposed to the great court], separated from the house belonging to the hall, was like this work [i.e., this style of architecture].”

4 tn Heb “and a house he was making for the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Solomon had taken, like this porch.”



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