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1 Kings 4:21

4:21 to the border of Egypt. The borders of Solomon’s kingdom are in essence the borders promised to Abraham (Gen. 15:18; 17:8; Deut. 1:7; 11:24; Josh. 1:4). Hence, in the presentation of Kings, Solomon ruled over an empire representing the long-awaited fulfillment of the patriarchal promises (cf. vv. 24, 25).