The conventional dates of solomons reign are circa 970 to 931 bce normally given in alignment with the dates of davids reign he is described as the third king of the united monarchy which would break apart into the northern kingdom of israel and the southern kingdom of judah shortly after his death.
41 the rest of the events of solomons reign including all his accomplishments and his wise decisions are recorded in the scroll called the annals of solomon 42 solomon ruled over all israel from jerusalem for forty years 43 then solomon passed away and was buried in the city of his father david.
The building of the temple is recorded in 1 kings and 2 chronicles with the groundbreaking beginning in the fourth year of solomons reign and construction was completed seven years later with an ostentatious dedication.
This system of dating a reign is called the nonaccessionyear system or antedating the kings of the northern kingdom of israel adopted the egyptian system of dating a kings reign jeroboam i was the first king of the divided northern kingdom of israel.
The dating of solomons fourth year to 1017 bc is based on the chronology of the judean kings from solomon to the destruction of the temple based on the lengths of reign for each of the successive kings as chronicled in i and 2 kings the period in question is 430 years long and there is abundant evidence that the destruction of the.
Span classnews_dtapr 28 2006spannbsp018332the bible says that king shishak invaded israel in the fifth year of the reign of solomons son rehoboam 3 the biblical timeframe would place solomons death at 930 bc putting shishaks invasion at 925 bc exactly within the range of radiocarbon dates 940900 bc for the destruction of tel rehov.
Throughout israel solomon fortified the great cities and this is the reason for the labor force which king solomon raised to build the house of the lord his own house the millo the wall of jerusalem hazor megiddo and gezer 1 kings 915 1 kings 915 and this is the reason of the levy which king solomon raised for to build the.
solomons temple dated updated 120416 in the fourth year of solomons reign over israel in the month ziv this completes the study for dating the beginning of the building and dedication of the first temple on the jubilee it was started in 3091 am or bc 956 it was completed in the fall of 3098 am bc 949 and dedicated in.
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