This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on Religion – Jewish History – Solomon & Building the Temple. The total number of slides in the presentations is 44. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
King Solomon was the son of King David and Bathsheba. David promised Bathsheba that Solomon would be the next king. God gifted him with unsurpassed wisdom, which he squandered by disobeying God's commandments. He was the wealthiest man on earth in his day and was a prolific writer. His crowning achievement was the building of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Almost all knowledge of him is derived from the biblical books of Kings I and Chronicles II. God appeared to Solomon in a dream and promised him anything he asked. Solomon chose understanding and discernment. God was so pleased with the request that he granted it, along with great riches and power.
Although Solomon was young, he soon became known for his wisdom. The first and most famous incident of his cleverness as a judge was when 2 women came to his court with a baby whom both women claimed as their own. Solomon threatened to split the baby in half. One woman was prepared to accept the decision, but the other begged the King to give the live baby to the other woman. Solomon then knew the second woman was the mother.
Solomon accumulated enormous wealth. He controlled the entire region west of the Euphrates and had peace on his borders. I Kings states that he owned 12,000 horses with horsemen and 1,400 chariots. Remains of stalls for 450 horses have in fact been found in Megiddo.
Once Solomon’s empire was tranquil, he began to build the Holy Temple. He received wood from King Hiram of Tyre and imposed a compulsory labor service on both the Israelites and the foreign nations that were under his control. His workers built the structure of the Temple, its decorations and its vessels. The Temple took 7 years to complete. It was built of stone and cedar, carved within and overlaid with pure gold. When it was done, Solomon dedicated the Temple in a public ceremony of prayers and sacrifices……a task God denied to David.
Power point #1 is entitled, Religion - Heroes of the Old Testament – The Story of Solomon and contains 19 slides and covers the following:
Choosing Wisdom & Discernment
Two Women & A Baby
Queen of Sheba
Skills as a Ruler
Building the Holy Temple
Other Building Projects
Signs of Trouble
Death of Solomon
Thoughts on Solomon
Referenced in the Bible
Key Bible Verses
End of Presentation
After the Children of Israel were freed from Egyptian slavery, they were disobedient to God and forced to wander in the wilderness for 40 years. The Ark of the Covenant, represented the presence of God during the “Wilderness Days.” Everywhere they went they followed the Ark of the Covenant, which contained the 10 Commandments and represented the covenant they had with God. Needing a place to keep the Ark, God instructed Moses to build a “temporary” house of worship called the “Tabernacle.”
The Tabernacle served as the center of worship before King Solomon constructed the first Temple.
King David had a passion to build the Temple. One of David's first acts as king was the conquest of Jerusalem, the city he established as the capital of his kingdom. David wanted to build the Temple in Jerusalem as a permanent resting place for the Ark of the Covenant. Through a divine edict, God had forbidden David from doing so: "You will not build a house for My name, for you are a man of battles and have shed blood" (I Chronicles 28:3).
The erection of the magnificent Temple, became the task of and crowning achievement of King Solomon’s reign, but King David played a significant role! “In the 480th year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the 4th year of Solomon's reign over Israel, the second month, he began to build the house of the LORD.” Detailed construction of the Temple, the priesthood and the temple services are recorded in the Bible in sections of I Kings, chapters 5-8 and II Chronicles chapters 1-7. A summary is given in I Kings 6.
When the Temple was completed, Solomon inaugurated it with prayer and sacrifice, and even invited non--Jews to come and pray there. He urged God to pay particular heed to their prayers: "Thus all the peoples of the earth will know Your name and revere You, as does Your people Israel; and they will recognize that Your name is attached to this House that I have built" (I Kings 8:43). Sacrifice was the predominant mode of divine service in the Temple until it was destroyed by the Babylonians some 400 hundred years later, in 586 BCE.
Power point #2 is entitled, Religion – Jewish History – God’s Earthly Dwelling Place – Solomon’s Temple and contains 25 slides and covers the following:
Cutaway of the Temple
King David Denied
David’s Charge to Solomon
David’s Prayer for Solomon
David’s Charge to Israel
Slavery & Debt
The Main Structure
Entrance, Ceiling & Rear
Layers of Gold
The Inner Sanctuary
The Entrance & Floors
Door Posts & Inner Court
God’s Charge to Solomon
The Holy of Holies
Destroyed & Rebuilt
End of Presentation
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