king of Egypt
1 Kings 9:16
9:16 king of Egypt. The Egyptians, although weakened for many years by the plagues under Moses and under the Hyksos invaders, had apparently become strong again by this time. They did not challenge Israel, however. In fact, Pharaoh gave Solomon his own daughter as wife, with the probable intent of forging an alliance with Israel. They also took much of the coastal area from the Philistines and the nearby coast city of Gezer, which Ephraim had never been able to conquer, from its Canaanite inhabitants, and then gave it to his daughter who had married Solomon.