Solomon is known as the wisest man who ever lived, and he wrote a significant portion of the Old Testament. His writings range from immensely practical, pithy proverbs to beautiful romantic poetry—and all are filled with his wisdom and insight. Yet behind those writings stood a flawed man, a man who was conflicted between deep wisdom and tragic folly. The king who warned against many sins did not follow his own advice, and wound up leading Israel into idolatry. Nevertheless, Solomon’s life and writings provide valuable lessons for life in the twenty-first century.
End of an Era takes an in-depth look at the historical period beginning with Solomon’s ascent to the throne of Israel and continuing through his tragic end. Studies focus largely on discovering the vital importance of wisdom, with close-up portraits of the wise woman, the foolish sluggard, and others. You will also find careful considerations of doctrinal themes, such as “Starting Strong, Finishing Strong” and “Wisdom from Above, Wisdom from Below.”
This twelve-volume MacArthur Old Testament Study Guide series provides intriguing twelve-week examinations of the Old Testament. Each guide looks at a portion of Scripture from three perspectives—historical studies, character studies, and thematic studies—and incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Old Testament with guidance from John MacArthur.
Paperback, 124 pages.