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Understanding The Scriptures: Chapter 11 Vocab

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Apostasy
Turning away from the true religion.
Ashtoreth
A pagan fertility goddess worshiped by Solomon in his later years.
Gentile
A member of any of the nations outside Israel
Milcom
One of the many pagan gods worshiped by Solomon in his later years.
Pagan
One who follows a false religion, worshiping many gods instead of the true God
Queen of Sheba
The queen of a wealthy country to the south. she came to Jerusalem to test Solom's wisdom, which led her to praise the God of Israel, demonstrating the kingdom's role in leading the nations to the True God
Sheol
the Hebrew name for the underworld
Solomon
The son of David who inherited his kingdom and God's covenant. He led Israel to its greatest glory, and was famous for his wisdom.
Temple
The house of God in Jerusalem, which contained the Ark of the Covenant. When the _____ was dedicated, God's glory overshadowed it just as it had done in the Tabernacle. The _____ became the center of Worship for Israel.