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Bible Commentaries

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

1 Kings 4

Verses 1-34

1 Kings 4:16 . Two women that were harlots. The Chaldaic paraphrase reads, “two women of the tabernacle.” It would be difficult for two common women to gain the royal ear.

1 Kings 4:30 . Solomon’s wisdom. He had studied the sciences of the magi of Chaldea and Persia, from whom the brahmins derived their descent. He had studied those of Egypt also, and must have devoted his mornings to literature, to become so learned a king, surpassing all the sages of the east.

1 Kings 4:31 . Darda, the Ezrahite, who had fourteen sons. 1 Chronicles 25:5.

1 Kings 4:32 . His songs a thousand and five. The LXX read, “five thousand.” In early years he must have devoted his mornings to the severest course of studies.

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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Kings 4". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. 1835.