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  •  Another interesting parallel is between (2+ / 0-)
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    the forced labour used to build Solomon's Temple and the forced labour that the Israelites were subjected to in Egypt.

    I can just see God shaking his/her/its head and going, "Guys, this is what happens when you demand a king...I brought you out of Egypt to FREE you from this sort of thing."

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    by Eowyn9 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 06:34:44 AM PST

    •  Yes, an interesting parallel (1+ / 0-)
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      Yet terrible things happened when there was no king in Israel - that's what Judges is all about.

      Solomon simply couldn't keep things together - not his wives or his sons or even the kingdom. I think for him the Temple was more a monument to his greatness than to God, whom he forgot in the end.

      I'm never quite sure that God understood human beings.

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      by ramara on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 07:44:35 AM PST

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