1 Kings 2:10-12

Feb 12, 2013
1 Kings 2:10-12 King James Version (KJV)
10 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
11 And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
12 Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.
An American English Bible
With Old Testament based on the Greek Septuagint

10 So David went to sleep with his ancestors, and he was buried in the city of David. 11 David had reigned over IsraEl for forty years… seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in JeruSalem.
12 Thus Solomon came to sit upon the throne of his father David, and his kingdom became very great.

These are my thoughts, please share yours.

10 Some translation say David went to sleep, which shows that he one day will wake up, wake up to a life with the Lord, a life that will not end. David was buried in Bethlehem, which became known as the city of David because he was from there and the only famous person of that time to be from there, later Christ would be born in the same city.

11 We see by how long he was king he lived a long life was king for 80 years did not become king until around 30 so he lived over 100 years. During David kingdom he would have had to gain the northern kingdom which was for a time behind a son of Saul. He changed the capital and expanded Israel boundaries to places they have not been before and since.

12 Things continued to grow during Solomon, Solomon would not have to go to war because David’s dedication to the Lord. Solomon may have been given authority prior to David’s death but David was still the king.
Nov 4, 2014
North Carolina
I think you might be confusing your years. He was 30 when he became king he ruled for 40 years 7 of which were in Hebron and the other 33 in Jerusalem.........That would make him 70 years old at death 1040 - 970 BC

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