Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth: Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.
DAVID'S SON TO BUILD THE TEMPLE (SOLOMON)
This prophecy spans only over forty years, but it is amazing at the accuracy that God predicts David’s son would build the greatest building of all antiquity. Its splendor was far more magnificent than any building before or since. Depending on the weight of measure of gold and today’s current value the Hebrews set aside anywhere from six to over sixty billion dollars for this one building! Today, you as a believer, are the temple of God (2Co 6:16). If God was willing to spend that much for a building, how much more valuable are you!
DAVID’S SON CHOSEN BY GOD TO BUILD
1044 BC (U)
2Sa 7:12 When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom.
2Sa 7:13a He is the one who will build a house for my Name,
DAVID’S ADMONITION TO SOLOMON
1015 BC (U)
1Ch 22:11 “Now, my son, the LORD be with you, and may you have success and build the house of the LORD your God, as he said you would.
PREPARATION FOR BUILDING THE TEMPLE
1013 BC (U)
1Ki 5:5 I intend, therefore, to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God, as the LORD told my father David, when he said, ‘Your son whom I will put on the throne in your place will build the temple for my Name.’
SOLOMON BUILDS THE TEMPLE (7 YEARS)
1027 BC, 1012 BC (U)
1Ki 6:1 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites came out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the LORD.
THE TEMPLE DEDICATION
1020 BC, 1004 BC (U)
1Ki 8:20 “The LORD has kept the promise he made: I have succeeded David my father and now I sit on the throne of Israel, just as the LORD promised, and I have built the temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
Prophecies declared are in blue, prophecies fulfilled are in red, prophecies currently being fulfilled are in green, and prophecies to be fulfilled are in orange. Bold historical context dates are from Jeff Swanson's The Plan dating system, and dates marked (U) are Archbishop Ussher's 1658 dating system. ** The date of this prophecy is in its referential context: the verse has been moved to the time frame of its contextual orientation.