1. What does it mean “for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.” The people, the children of Israel were so many that Solomon compared them to the grains of dust that compose the earth.
2. Do they today have burnt offerings in the morning and evening on the Sabbaths? If this is practiced it is only by very devout Jewish people. I am not sure.
3. What is kind of tree is algum? I don’t know for sure but some Bible scholars think it may be the juniper tree.
4. Is Lebanon the same as Lebanon today? Basically yes it is.
5. What is the molten sea? Also called in Scripture “the brasen sea” this was a huge container for the priests to wash themselves before doing their priestly duties in the Temple. It was composed of brass, and the brass had to be melted and shaped therefore it got the name of “molten sea”.
6. What are pomegranates? Pomegranates are a round red fruits about the size of a softball and full of seeds.
7. What is “musick”? This is music, “musick” I think is the Old English term.
8. Did King Solomon sacrifice 2,020 oxen and 20,000 sheep at one time? Yes, but he had help. All of the priests helped him to do this but he was in charge and this was done on his orders.
9. What are store cites and chariot cites and cites of the horsemen? Obviously Solomon had so much stuff (store), so many chariots and so many horses that the places where he kept them were so large that they became cities themselves. A modern day example is the Penn State campus has its own zip code, even though is only a university, and a graveyard in California is so large that it has its own zip code even though it is only a cemetery.
10. Solomon was married to Pharaoh’s daughter. Yes, this was the daughter of the current Pharaoh, not to be confused with the Pharaoh in Joseph’s time.
11. What are the feast of weeks and the feast of tabernacles? The Feast of Tabernacles was a feast given by God to Moses Leviticus 23:34-36 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.”
The feast of weeks was another feast the LORD commanded His people by Moses “Exodus 34:22 “And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.”
Deuteronomy 16:16 & 17 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty: Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.”
Before Solomon built the temple; the males appeared before the LORD at the tabernacle. Now they were to appear before the temple. Solomon showed that he wasted to obey the LORD by observing and obeying these ancient laws that God commanded Moses which involved the tabernacle but now involved the temple that he built as the dwelling palace of the LORD.