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Of such Places as are mentioned in the first Book of Kings, and
not spoken of before.
THE first book of Kings begins with giving us an account solen
1 of David's being now grown old; and how thereupon anointed his then eldest son Adonijah set himself up for King, making Gih
King as a great entertainment for his party near Enrogel. News whereof being brought to David, he ordered his son Solomon to be anointed King at Gihon; of which place we have before spoken, in our description of the city of Jerufalem, chap, ii. S. 20. as of Enrogel, ibid. §. 36.
Some time after David's death, Solomon orders Abiathar 2the priest, who had fided with Adonijah, to retire from Jeru- thoth. salem to Anathoth his own city, being one of the cities of the tribe of Benjamin, that were given to the fons of Aaron ; and, as Eusebius and Jerom tell us, no more than three miles distant from Jerusalem, and that to the north, as Jerom further informs us in his comments on Jerem. i. For the prophet Jeremiah was of this fame city, as he himself tells us, chap. i. ver. 1.
Solomon going to Gibeon to facrifice, and there preferring om? wisdom before other things, God gave him not only wisdom, and the exa but also riches and honour, so that there was not any among the mo Kings like unto him all his days, chap. iii. 1–13. Accor-minion. dingly we are informed chap. iv. ver, 21. that Solomon reigned over all kingdoms, from the river (Euphrates) unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt; or, as it is expreffed ver. 24. He had dominion over all on this fide the river, (i. e. on the west side of the Euphrates) from Tiphsab, even to Azzah. Where, as by Azzah is denoted Gaza, a city lying
CHAP. in the south-west corner of the land of Israel, and * elsewhere III. spoken of; fo Tiphsah is very probably thought to be the
“fame with Thapfacus, a considerable city lying on the Eu
phrates, and frequently mentioned by Heathen writers. There
. . . . . . · In the following chapters (from the fifth to the eighth inOf Solo
tem.clusively) we have an account of the building of Solomon's ple. Temple, of which I have spoken largely in my Geography
of the New Testament, Part I. chap. iii. 5. 7. It will not, I
* Geography of the New Testament, Part II. chap. ii. $.6.