Childrens Book Era 970BC - 785BC
AFTER Solomon succeeded his father David on the throne of Israel,
he went one day to the holy place Gibeon to offer sacrifice to the Lord,
for the temple of the Lord was not yet built.
And while Solomon was in Gibeon God appeared to him in a dream,
saying: "Ask of me whatever I am to give...
ALL Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, and they respected the king. For they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to give judgments.
And God gave Solomon great wisdom and understanding, and largeness of heart as the sand that is on the seashore.
NOW in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt,
Solomon, in the fourth year of his reign, began to build a temple to the Lord.
The house of the Lord which king Solomon built was ninety feet long and thirty feet broad,
SOLOMON caused all the vessels that belonged to the house of the Lord to be made of gold likewise.
The altar was of gold, and the candlesticks of pure gold, before the holy of holies,
with flowers and lamps and tongs of gold;
and bowls and snuffers and basins and spoons and censers of pure...
WHEN the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon,
she came to see him and to test him with hard questions.
She arrived in Jerusalem with a very great train of attendants, with camels carrying spices, and much gold and precious stones.
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AND when she had come to Solomon, she told him all the things that were on her mind.
And Solomon answered all her questions, for there was nothing that he did not know.
And when the queen of Sheba had heard Solomon's wisdom, and seen the house that he had buiit, the food at his table, his...
ELIJAH the Tishbite, an inhabitant of Gilead, said to Ahab:
"As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand,
there will not be dew nor rain for years, unless I say the word."
Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah, saying: "Get away from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by...
AND it came to pass after many days,
that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year of the famine,
saying: "Go and show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth."
And Elijah went to show himself to king Ahab.
When king Ahab saw Elijah, he said to him:...
ALL the people gathered around him
Then he walked up to the altar of the Lord which had been broken down.
Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob which made up Israel.
With the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord,
and he made a trench...
AHAB recounted to Jezebel the story of all that Elijah had done,
and how he had slain all the prophets of Baal.
So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying: "Let the gods do to me and more still, if by this time tomorrow I do not take your life as you have taken theirs."
When Elijah heard...
NABOTH the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was situated close to the palace of Ahab, the king of Samaria.
Ahab said to Naboth: "Give me your vineyard, that I may turn it into a herb garden,
for it is so near my house.
In exchange I will give you a better vineyard, or if you prefer,
AND it came to pass that when the Lord decided to take Elijah up into heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah was with Elisha, his faithful follower, in Gilgal.
Setting out from Gilgal together, Elijah and Elisha went to Bethel and Jericho.
And the followers of the prophets who were at Jericho came to...