1 Kings 11:43

43 When he died, he was buried in the City of David, named for his father. Then his son Rehoboam became the next king.

1 Kings 11:43 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 11:43

And Solomon slept with his fathers
Died as they did:

and was buried in the city of David his father;
not in Bethlehem, but Zion, ( 1 Kings 2:10 )

and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead;
of whom more in the following chapter. Though nothing is said of Solomon's repentance, there is no doubt but he was a good man, repented of his sins, and was saved; as may be concluded from the commendations of him after his death, ( 2 Chronicles 11:17 ) from the promise of God that he made, that his mercy should not depart from him, though he chastised him, ( 2 Samuel 7:14 2 Samuel 7:15 ) from his being an inspired writer, who were all holy men, ( 2 Peter 1:20 ) , and especially from his writing the book of Ecclesiastes after his fall, which contains a full acknowledgment of all his evils, a recantation of them, and repentance for them. Abulpharagius F2, an Arabic writer, rashly asserts that he died without repentance.


FOOTNOTES:

F2 Hist. Dynast. Dyn. 3. p. 55.

1 Kings 11:43 In-Context

41 The rest of the events in Solomon’s reign, including all his deeds and his wisdom, are recorded in
42 Solomon ruled in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years.
43 When he died, he was buried in the City of David, named for his father. Then his son Rehoboam became the next king.