- 1 Kings 6:1
- And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt,
in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the
house of the LORD.
- Acts 13:17-18, 20-22
- The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt,
and with an high arm brought he them out of it. And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness....
And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. And afterward
they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.
And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found
David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
- 1 Chronicles 29:26-27
- Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel. And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years;
seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.