The Queen of Sheba – she was not a nice queen. Actually she was. She recognized that God made Solomon rich and wise. She said, “2 Chronicles 9:8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.”
What was beaten gold? Beaten gold is simply gold that was molded by hammering it (beaten) into the desired shape.
What are stays? Stays – a brace or support
What is a rate year by year? This means that it was a certain fixed yearly amount.
What did it mean “My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins.” This was a figure of speech that meant that he (Rehoboam) will be far harsher than his father was in matters of laws, taxes, etc.
Is it the same Bethlehem as it is today? Basically it is the same – same location etc.
Rehoboam made calves? Jeroboam, the king of Israel, made the golden calves, not Rehoboam.
Rehoboam was not a nice king. No, he was King Solomon’s son but he was not a godly king. He was very harsh to the people. He was a lousy king. He despised the worship of the LORD.
Rehoboam got rid of the priests that were Aaron sons and put other men as priests? No, Jeroboam did this and the priests and the Levites went to Rehoboam’s kingdom. 2 Chronocles 11:13 & 14 “And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him (Rehoboam) out of all their coasts for the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them (the priests and the Levites) off from executing the priest’s office unto the LORD.”
Was king Asa a good king? Yes, he was a good king. 2 Chronicles 14:2 “And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God.” 2 Chronocles 15:17 “But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.”