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Monday, May 23, 2016

Chronological Reading Plan for May 28, 1 Kings 1-2, Psalms 37, 71, 94.

Today's readings are 1 Kings 1-2, Psalms 37, 71, 94. Tomorrow's reading is Psalm 119.

1 Kings begins with the David near death and Solomon about to assume the throne. All does not go smoothly as another brother, Adonijah, attempts to wrestle control of the kingdom while David is still alive. Bathsheba and Nathan intervene and Solomon gains the throne. 

Adonijah hears what's going on. How? 

Here's  map showing the location of En-rogel, a spring just beyond the City of David. The City of David lies at the base of the Temple mount. Gihon is the spring that feeds water to the City of David and Jerusalem.

Here's a picture of the Kidron Valley, where everything took place. En-rogel would be in the middle of the picture right about where the mass of buildings begins to thin out. of the picture. The place where Solomon was crowned king would be at the bottom right. 

Adonijah and his coronation party would easily have heard a much larger celebration about a mile up the hill.

All this happens just as God said it would. Solomon's opponents are executed and his reign as king begins.

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