1 Kings 4
Shawn Bumpers / General
Administrators and advisors
1 Kings 3:13 NKJV
And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days.
1 Kings 3:28 NKJV
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had rendered; and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.
1 Chronicles 6:8–9 NKJV
Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz; Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan;
The Hebrew word is Mazkir meaning secretary.
Not all tribal boundaries.
These 12 regions ruled by 12 governors included areas of non-Jews … conquered nations.
Several of the commissioners are identified by their fathers.
Ecclesiastes 5:10–11 NKJV
He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity. When goods increase, They increase who eat them; So what profit have the owners Except to see them with their eyes?
Genesis 22:17 NKJV
blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.
Deuteronomy 17:16 NKJV
But he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, for the Lord has said to you, ‘You shall not return that way again.’
Solomon had knowledge that rivaled everyone of ancient times.
Ecclesiastes 2:5 NKJV
I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them.
2 Chronicles 9:29 NKJV
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?