1 Kings 10:4

4 When the queen of Sheba had observed all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,

1 Kings 10:4 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 10:4

And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom
Which she perceived by his answers to things relative to all sorts of science, natural, civil, and divine:

and the house that he had built;
the singular for the plural, "house for houses"; the house of the Lord, his own house, that for Pharaoh's daughter, and the house of the forest of Lebanon; in all which there appeared not only surprising grandeur and magnificence, but exquisite art and skill; there was a great display of his wisdom in the form and contrivance of them. Josephus F16 says, what exceedingly surprised her, and raised her admiration, was the house of the forest of Lebanon.


FOOTNOTES:

F16 Antiqu. l. 8. c. 6. sect. 5.

1 Kings 10:4 In-Context

2 She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices, and very much gold, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind.
3 Solomon answered all her questions; there was nothing hidden from the king that he could not explain to her.
4 When the queen of Sheba had observed all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built,
5 the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, their clothing, his valets, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her.
6 So she said to the king, "The report was true that I heard in my own land of your accomplishments and of your wisdom,