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1 Kings 11:18

Overview - 1 Kings 11
Solomon's wives and concubines.
In his old age they draw him to idolatry.
God threatens him.
14 Solomon's adversaries were Hadad, who was entertained in Egypt;
23 Rezon, who reigned in Damascus;
26 and Jeroboam, to whom Ahijah prophesied.
41 Solomon's acts, reign, and death. Rehoboam succeeds him.
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1 Kings 11:18  (King James Version)
And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran: and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt; which gave him an house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.
 


Midian
Probably not the Midian east of the Red Sea, to which Moses fled, ( Exodus 2:15 ,etc.) but the Midian east of the Dead Sea, and south of Moab. These Midianites, whose daughters seduced the Israelites to commit idolatry ( Numbers 22:4 ,7; 25:15 ; 31:2 etc.) were descendants of Midian, son of Abraham, ( Genesis 25:2 .) Their capital city was called Midian, and its remains were to be seen in the time of Eusebius and Jerome: it was situated on the Arnon, south of the city Ar, or Areopolis.
Genesis 25:2 Genesis 25:4 ; Numbers 22:4 ; Numbers 25:6 Numbers 25:14 Numbers 25:18

Paran
Probably the city of Paran, or the district around it, situated in the south of Idumea, and according to Eusebius, three days' journey east from Elah or Elath, at the head of the eastern branch, or Elamitic gulf of the Red Sea.
Genesis 14:6 ; 21:21 Numbers 10:12 ; Deuteronomy 1:1 ; 33:2 Habakkuk 3:3
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