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1st Kings 2: Two accounts reveal anti-Messiah

Taking a closer look at 1st Kings 2, we see a pattern of The Adversary (haSatan) and anti-Messiah revealed by two men in Scripture who led parallel lives more than 1,000 years apart.

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1st Kings 2: Solomon replaces David as king

At the end of the last chapter, David ensured Solomon’s succession to the throne and strictly speaking, David was no longer king. There could be only one king on the throne at a time. Here, David charges Solomon with several pieces of advice to try to ensure Solomon’s success and long reign.

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1st Kings 1: Parallel of Solomon and Yeshua entries to Yerushalayim

Solomon’s assent to kingship mimics Yeshua’s triumphant entry into Yerushalayim (Jerusalem). 

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2nd Samuel 15 — Absolom as a haSatan figure to the Messiah

Daniel elaborates on the chiastic structure of 2nd Samuel 15–20 by showing a couple of simpler chiastic structures in Numbers 7, which was discussed during the Torah study.

The one in 2nd Samuel is the largest chiastic structure that Daniel has presented so far. However, the focus of this chiastic structure, as in most chiastic structures, is the Messiah. God places these chiastic structures in the Bible to reveal clues about the role of the Messiah or events that will occur in the Messiah’s life on earth.

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