Facts about King Solomon

πŸ‘‘ 15 Regal Facts about King Solomon πŸ‘‘

King Solomon is one of the most famous men of the ancient world, but just how much do you know about him today?

Let’s take a whistle-stop tour of some of the most amazing facts about him so that you can impress just about anyone with your newfound knowledge.

  1. King Solomon built Jerusalem’s first temple.
  2. He was the son of the famous King David.
  3. And the result of an affair his father had with Bathsheba.
  4. His wisdom is what the bible chiefly remembers him for.
Modern day Jerusalem

Modern day Jerusalem

  1. King Solomon ruled for just over 40 years.
  2. This period was so prosperous it was known as the β€œThe Golden Age”.
  3. King Saul and King David also ruled for 40 years.
  4. He would become king of all Israel at the tender age of 20.
  1. He was born in Jerusalem in 990 BC.
  2. He died just before his 60th birthday.
  3. The King’s main entry in the bible is The Judgement of Solomon.
  4. This is where he famously ruled between two mothers claiming to be a child’s mother.
Facts about King Solomon

Christian Schussele’s “King Solomon and the Iron Worker”

  1. He suggested they cut the baby in two to highlight the damage their outlook was causing.
  2. It is estimated that in today’s money he would have a fortune in excess of $2 trillion!
  3. When he died of natural causes his son, Rehoboam, took the throne and unwittingly became embroiled in a civil war.

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