King Solomon: The Second King Of God

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King Solomon was the tenth son of King David, the second king of Israel after King Saul. He was also the third and last King in the ancient United Kingdom of Israel. King David was anointed by the prophet Samuel to be the next King after Saul. David died of a natural cause but while he was alive, God did not want him to build His Temple because he was a man of warfare and blood. He was, also involved in an illicit affair and assassinated the husband of the woman he was sleeping with. Before David died, there were some issues in the demand for who was going to be the next King but before he died he said, “Assuredly, Solomon your son shall be king after me, he shall sit on my throne in my place” (1Kings 1:1). This was what he told one of his…show more content…
The scripture states that God gave Solomon not only knowledge and wisdom but also riches, wealth, and honor. One of his most known acts of wisdom he did was to decide the rightful parent of two females fighting over a child. The Temple was a rectangular structure surrounded by open courtyards; it had an inner sanctum, afore hall with two grand columns of bronze and between these spaces a larger main room. “The length of the house king Solomon built for the Lord was threescore cubits, the breadth was twenty cubits and the height was thirty cubits. The length of the porch was twenty cubits and the breadth of the house was ten cubits. The house had windows which allowed narrow…show more content…
Due to the lack of evidence, there has been a dispute to whether King Solomon or the Temple is real or something else. There’s not enough evidence. “In 1993 CE, Avraham Biran discovered the Tel Dan Inscription on a broken stele in northern Israel. The inscription commemorates the victory of an Aramean king over its southern neighbors, and specifically references both the “king of Israel,” and the “king of the House of David”. This is probably the first real, direct, historical evidence for the Davidic Dynasty in Israel. In 2016, some Israeli archeologist discovered a couple of little artifacts on the Temple Mount. Most of which were pottery fragments, animal bones and some other stuff which was dated to have been the same time period as the reign of Solomon. “It’s the first time that we’ve found artifacts from this period in situ on the Temple Mount,” Yuval Baruch, the head of the Israel Antiquities Authority Jerusalem region, said. “As far as the biblical period is concerned, the Temple Mount is a tabula rasa, nobody knows anything,” said Baruch, who headed the archaeological work. It’s still “very limited,” but the tiny fragments of clay and bone are at least something: “It exists.” Throughout this research, I’ve learned that Archeologists are still searching for clearer evidence that relates to King Solomon’s Temple. So far the evidence is
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