Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mosaic Authorization for Appointing a King

1. The tribes of Israel come to a point in which they desire a king.
2. God must do the choosing.
3. The king must be an Israelite.
4. The king is not allowed to use the monarchical office to increase his own supply of horses.
5. A relationship with Egypt cannot be established to increase the supply of horses.
6. The king is not to build a multitude of wives. The result will be that his actions will become corrupted.
7. The king is not to use the office to overtly create money for himself.
8. The king is to write out a copy of the law himself under the supervision of the Levitical priesthood.
9. The king is to study the law for his entire life, and to carefully implement it. This is to keep the king from thinking himself to be above his fellow countrymen, and the result of these actions will be beneficial for his descendents.

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