How Did Solomon Sin?
Before considering these questions, test your knowledge of Solomon's strength.
You most likely got those questions wrong just as I would have until reading 2 Chronicles 17:9 and 2 Chronicles 13:17.
Black Exodus Poll
Only 46% of White men who completed the Black Exodus Poll were aware that Scripture confirms that Solomon sinned by marrying an Egyptian woman, the daughter of the pharaoh. As depresssing as it might sound that our own racial roots have been concealed from us so effectively for so long, this is still 50% greater than the percentage of White women who know this (only 30%), and four times greater than the percentage of black women who do (only 12%). The percentage of Latinos who are aware (44%) is almost equivalent to the percentage of White men who are, significantly higher than the percentage of black men who are (28%), and more than twice the percentage of mixed race respondents who are (21%).
Perhaps the most honest answers to this question were from those who admitted they "don't know", who were:
Black women selected "don't know" to this question, as well as to most other questions, less than any other group. On average, White men were six times more likely to select "don't know" than black women on all the questions.
But most distressing are those who are so misinformed about the Holy Bible that they would "disagree" or "strongly disagree" with an organic fact. There's no question that it was a sin for Solomon to marry non-Israelite women, with marriage to the daughter of the pharaoh, an Egyptian, mentioned specifically as a sin. This is the sin which is almost the DEFINITION of sin. It would be bad enough to grow up in a putative Christian nation, one in which 273 million people CLAIM to be Christians, and answer "don't know" to this question, but to answer "disagree" places the person, at least in their own mind, above God:
It's notable that White women and mixed races were more likely than black men to place themselves in this category.
ASKED GOD TO ALLOW NIKRO LIKE HIS EGYPTIAN WIFE INTO GODS
2Ch 6:32 Moreover1571 concerning413 the stranger,5237 which834 is not3808 of thy people4480, 5971 Israel,3478 but is come935 from a far7350 country4480, 776 for thy great name's sake,4616, 1419, 8034 and thy mighty2389 hand,3027 and thy stretched out5186 arm;2220 if they come935 and pray6419 in413 this2088 house;1004
2Ch 7:19 But if518 ye859 turn away,7725 and forsake5800 my statutes2708 and my commandments,4687 which834 I have set5414 before6440 you, and shall go1980 and serve5647 other312 gods,430 and worship7812 them;
2Ch 7:20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots5428 out of4480, 5921 my land127 which834 I have given5414 them; and this2088 house,1004 which834 I have sanctified6942 for my name,8034 will I cast out7993 of4480, 5921 my sight,6440 and will make5414 it to be a proverb4912 and a byword8148 among all3605 nations.5971
SOLOMON OBEYED GOD
2Ch 8:11 And Solomon brought up the daughter of Pharaoh out of the city of David unto the house that he had built for her: for he said, My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy, whereunto the ark of the LORD hath come.
SINNED ANYWAY BY MARRYING NON-ISRAELITE OR NIKRO WOMEN
BY MARRYING NON-ISRAELITE OR NIKRO WOMEN
Neh 13:26 Did
not Solomon king of
Neh 13:26 Did
not Solomon king of
Neh 13:26 Did
yet among many7227
of his God,430
1Ki 11:1 But king4428 Solomon8010 loved157 many7227 strange5237 women,802 together with854 the daughter1323 of Pharaoh,6547 women of the Moabites,4125 Ammonites,5984 Edomites,130 Zidonians,6722 and Hittites;2850
From H5235 (second form); strange, in a variety of degrees and applications (foreign, non-relative, adulterous, different, wonderful): - alien, foreigner, outlandish, strange (-r, woman).
Total KJV Occurrences: 45
Exo_2:22, Exo_18:3, Exo_21:8, 1Ki_11:1, 1Ki_11:8, Ezr_10:2, Ezr_10:10-11 (2), Ezr_10:14, Ezr_10:17-18 (2), Ezr_10:44, Neh_13:27, Pro_6:24, Pro_20:16, Pro_23:27, Pro_27:13, Jer_2:21 (2), Zep_1:8
Deu_17:15, Deu_23:20, Deu_29:22, Jdg_19:12, Rth_2:10, 2Sa_15:19, 1Ki_8:41, 1Ki_8:43, 2Ch_6:32-33 (2), Pro_2:16, Pro_5:10, Pro_5:20, Pro_7:5, Ecc_6:2 (2)
Deu_14:21, Job_19:15, Psa_69:8
SOLOMONS *SERIOUS* SIN CONCEALED BY KJV TRANSLATORS
In order to conceal that Solomons sin was marrying FOREIGN women, the KJV translators translated nikro this ONE time as outlandish women. The following verse in which nikro is translated as alien illustrates just how undesirable nikro are, to the point that God commands Israelites not to treat nikro equally to fellow Israelites. Israelites are prohibited from selling a lamb which dies of old age or a disease to fellow Israelites, but says permitted to sell it to nikro:
Deu 14:21 Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
SOLOMON OBEYED GOD AND KEPT OTHER NIKRO OUT OF THE
all the people that
left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites,
and the Hivites, and the Jebusites,
of their children, who were left after them in the land, whom the children of
of the children of
2Ch 8:10 And these were the chief of king Solomon's officers, even two hundred and fifty, that bare rule over the people.