Salaam Alaikum brethren in faith.
1 Kings 3
1 Solomon allied himself by marriage with Pharaoh king of Egypt. He married Pharaoh's daughter and brought her to the city of David [to live there] until he had finished building his palace, and the House of the Lord, and the walls around Jerusalem.
2 The people however continued to offer sacrifices at the open shrines, because up to that time no house had been built for the name of the Lord.
This wordage is from the Nevi'im (The Prophets) English translation that I have in book form.
Is this a reference to the House in Mecca? There are three builds mentioned, maybe Solomon had time to go from one place to another to another, by horse journey, and work on each a little at a time, or even finish one then the other then the other?
Supposedly the distance between Jerusalem and Mecca, SA is 767.92 miles. With a horse trotting at 15 mph, that distance would be divided to roughly 51.194 hours if that were a constant journey non stop for the horse.
|Other translations of the scriptures, use the word "temple" instead of house. Is the House in Mecca also considered a temple?|
A translation of the Qur'an in English uses this wordage:
3:96 'Behold, the first Temple ever set up for mankind was indeed the one at Bakkah: rich in blessing, and a [source of] guidance unto all the worlds,'
So considering that this is a reference to the House in Mecca in 1 Kings Chapter 3, how do you feel about it? Solomon building it, also the idea of it not being finished until after he had married Pharaoh's daughter? God is without need, correct? Did God "need" a house? Did Solomon just randomly decide to build it? Did God require it from him? God has the best timing.
Psalm 31:15 "My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me."
Peace and blessings be to those whom believe.