Tag: King Solomon

King Solomon, the peacemaker

King Solomon, the peacemaker

11th December “Solomon, the son of David, strengthened his hold on the kingdom, for the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly powerful.” (2 Chronicles 1:1) When King David died, his son Solomon succeeded him as ruler of Israel. When he was young, Solomon was a faithful king and his nation was … Continue reading King Solomon, the peacemaker

Bathsheba, the mother of King Solomon (1 Kings 1:1-2:19)

Bathsheba, the mother of King Solomon (1 Kings 1:1-2:19)

Bathsheba was a wife of King David and an ancestor of Christ. She had five sons with King David. The first died, but the next one, Solomon, became king of Israel (1 Chronicles 3:5; 29:28). Bathsheba is introduced in the Bible as the wife of Uriah, one of David’s best soldiers. King David slept with … Continue reading Bathsheba, the mother of King Solomon (1 Kings 1:1-2:19)

The Proverbs of Solomon (Proverbs 1:1-7)

The Proverbs of Solomon (Proverbs 1:1-7)

King Solomon was famous both for his great wisdom as well as for writing many proverbs and songs (1 Kings 4:29-34). The book of Proverbs is a collection of such practical wisdom. Many were written by Solomon, while others are credited to other intellectual figures from the ancient world (Proverbs 10:1; 22:17; 24:23; 25:1; 30:1; 31:1). Most … Continue reading The Proverbs of Solomon (Proverbs 1:1-7)