King Solomon Essay

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King Solomon King Solomon one of the most influential kings in the entire bible Solomon was a wise king and was gifted as well as punished for his transgressions on his people and God. This paper will show how Solomon was thought to be one of the greatest kings of the bible, his contributions on the lively hood of the Israelite people and how he was sent to bring the people into a new type of living for the people of Israel. This paper will give a personal account on my reason for thinking that Solomon is a great king of his time. Solomon was born the son of Bathsheba and thought to be the illegitimate son of David. The people accepted this since Bathsheba was a prostitute, and Solomon was to be the heir of the throne regardless…show more content…
Solomon did this so that he could see which women would have compassion for the child, who ever showed such compassion would be the mother. The order was sent out to split the child but one woman says not to cut the baby but to give it to the other women. With seeing this sign of compassion towards the child Solomon doesn’t cut the child but gives it to the women that would have rather lost her child to another women than see him die. Solomon granted that woman with the child. For the way that Solomon just knew who to give the child to had the people of Israel in awe and they perceived that he received this wisdom from God. Solomon was an intelligent man he knew he couldn’t run the empire alone so he appointed three new members of his cabinet and an officer for every one of the twelve tribes that Israel was split into. The tribes or districts were created to make his job easier and the people of Israel much less quarrelsome with each other. These twelve districts had an official with the task of supplying Solomon and his household with food. Each had to collect a certain amount of food each month in the year. Solomon made great contributions to the people of Israel. One of his greatest contributions was the temple of the lord. He began to build the “House of the Lord” with timber from Hiram the king of Tyre who in return
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