Solomon’s Temple – Part 3

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THINGS DONE TO THE TEMPLE DURING THEIR REIGNS
Judean king Reign (BC) Good Bad
David 1062-1023 Once established king in Jerusalem, 1055, 2 Sam. 2. 11; 5. 3-5; 1 Chr. 29. 27, wanted to build temple, 2 Sam. 7. 1, 2, began to prepare, 1 Chr. 22. 5; 29. 2.
Solomon 1022-983 Began to build temple in fourth year of his reign, 1019, 1 Kgs. 6. 1; 2 Chr. 3. 2, finishing it in eleventh year of his reign, 1012, 1 Kgs. 6. 38.
Rehoboam 983-966 Shishak, king of Egypt, removed the temple treasures, 1 Kgs. 14. 25, 26; 2 Chr. 12. 9.
Abijam 965-963
Asa 963-922 Renewed the altar before the porch, 2 Chr. 15. 8. Brought treasures he and his father had dedicated into the temple, 1 Kgs. 15. 15; 2 Chr. 15. 18. Gave temple treasures to Benhadad, king of Syria, when threatened by Baasha, king of Israel, 1 Kgs. 15. 18, 19; 2 Chr. 16. 2.
Jehoshaphat 922-897 Prayed in the temple, before the new court, 2 Chr. 20. 5.
Jehoram 905-893
Ahaziah 894-893
Athaliah 893-886 Joash hidden in a temple bedchamber, 2 Kgs. 11. 2, 3; 2 Chr. 22. 11, 12. Athaliah’s sons broke into the temple and its dedicated things, 2 Chr. 24. 7.
Joash 886-847 Jehoiada covenanted in the temple to make Joash king, 2 Kgs. 11. 4; 2 Chr. 23. 3. Joash anointed king by the side of one of the pillars, 2 Kgs. 11. 12-14; 2 Chr. 23. 13. Athaliah slain beyond the ranges, 2 Kgs. 11. 15; 2 Chr. 23. 14. Repaired the temple, 2 Kgs. 12. 4-15; 2 Chr. 24. 4-14. Gave to Hazael, king of Syria the hallowed things and the temple treasures, collected by previous generations, 2 Kgs. 12. 17, 18. Zechariah stoned in the court, between the porch and the altar, 2 Chr. 24. 21; Matt. 23. 35.
Amaziah 846-818 Jehoash, king of Israel, took gold, silver, and vessels from the temple to Samaria, 2 Kgs. 14. 13, 14; 2 Chr. 25. 23, 24.
Uzziah 806-755 When he went to burn incense, priests resisted him, and God smote him with leprosy, 2 Chr. 26. 16-20.
Jotham 854-739 Did not enter the temple in the way that his father did 2 Chr. 27. 2. Built temple’s higher gate, 2 Kgs. 15. 35; 2 Chr. 27. 3.
Ahaz 739-723 Paid temple money to Tilgath-Pilneser, king of Assyria, 2 Chr. 28. 21. Cut in pieces temple vessels and shut its doors, 2 Chr. 28. 24. Replaced altar of burnt offering with the copy of a Syrian altar, 2 Kgs. 16. 10-16. Defaced the bases, removed their lavers; took the sea off the oxen, 2 Kgs. 16. 17. Gave to the Assyrians the temple’s covered place for the Sabbath, 2 Kgs. 16. 18.
Hezekiah 725-696 Opened and repaired temple doors, 2 Chr. 29. 3, 7. Cleansed the house, the altar, and the table of showbread, returning all the vessels Ahaz had cast away; restarted the burning of burnt offerings and incense and the lighting of the lamps, 2 Chr. 29. 5, 7, 16-19. Stored the priests’ tithes in the temple, 2 Chr. 31. 4-14. Prayed in the temple, 2 Kgs. 19. 1, 14-19. Went up to the Lord’s house after he was healed, 2 Kgs. 20. 5. Restored the Passover, 2 Chr. 30. Gave silver and gold off the temple doors and pillars to Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, 2 Kgs. 18. 15-17.
Manasseh 696-641 Removed the idol and altars he had made in the temple mount, 2 Chr. 33. 15. Reopened the temple doors, 2 Chr. 33. 16. Built altars in the temple and its courts, 2 Kgs. 21. 4, 5; 2 Chr. 33. 4, 5. Set a graven image in the temple, 2 Kgs. 21. 7; 2 Chr. 33. 7.
Amon 641-639
Josiah 639-608 Cleansed the temple from idols, 2 Kgs. 23. 4, 6. Broke the sodomites’ house, next to the temple, 2 Kgs. 23. 7. Repaired the temple; found the Law in it, 2 Kgs. 22. 3-5; 2 Chr. 34. 8-15. Read the Law at the temple; covenanted with the Lord by a pillar, 2 Kgs. 23. 1-3. The Levites returned the ark to its place in the temple, 2 Chr. 35. 3. God said He would cast off the house, 2 Kgs. 23. 27.
Jehoahaz 608
Jehoiakim 608-597
Jehoiachin 597 Temple’s treasures and internal golden vessels cut in pieces and carried to Babylon, 597, 2 Kgs. 24. 8-16.
Zedekiah 597-586 Priests polluted temple, 2 Chr. 36. 14; Nebuzaradan burnt the temple, broke the large brass pieces, taking them and remaining smaller vessels to Babylon, 586, 2 Kgs. 25. 8, 9, 13-17; Jer. 52. 12, 13, 17-23.
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