After generations of living a nomadic life, following Moses across the desert to the Promised Land, being advised by not such great role models (Judges,) being at war with many other groups, having a king in David, the Israelites finally have some stability in their lives. At last they have a place to call home. Now they turn their attention to something David always wanted to do. To build a more permanent temple in which to praise God. So along comes Solomon, one of David's sons. Solomon figures it is time to finally get that temple built and put the Ark of the Covenant inside. The Israelites believed that God was in the Ark and that God needed a grand temple now that they were living in one place. Naturally things do not go as planned because...guess what? Solomon is yet another "superhero" who falls short of following God's word and living according to the covenant God made with God's people. Watch the 2 videos about Solomon to learn his part in this story.