What a wedding gift!

Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, had attacked and captured Gezer, killing the Canaanite population and burning it down. He gave the city to his daughter as a wedding gift when she married Solomon.

1 Kings 9:16

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I’m sure the purpose of this gift was to ensure peace and tranquility for his daughter and his new son inlaw. How do you send a thank you note for such a gift? “Thanks, Dad, for destroying that town for me. Now we have to go rebuild it. You’re so generous,” doesn’t sound right.

Does it?

Speaking of Pharaoh’s daughter – how many times does the text mention that Solomon married her? This sounds like it was a pretty big deal and the author is kind of proud of this. Do they ever mention her name? I haven’t noticed that yet.

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