Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO FIRST KINGS 5\\

This chapter relates Solomon's preparation for building the temple: on
Hiram, king of Tyre, sending a congratulatory letter to him, he
returned another to him, signifying his intention to build an house for
God, and requesting him to supply him with timber, and men to work it,
\\#1Ki 5:1-6\\; to which Hiram readily agreed, and sent him cedar and fir,
and Solomon in return sent him food for his household; and things went
on very amicably between them, \\#1Ki 5:7-12\\; the chapter concludes with
an account of Solomon's workmen, where, how, and in what they were
employed, \\#1Ki 5:13-18\\.