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Solomon

Solomon

The Kings of Israel – 5 / David – 3/3

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August 23, 2009

The Problem of Succession

Internally, the problem of David’s legitimacy as successor to Saul loomed large. It was doubtless exacerbated by the unstable union of the houses of Israel and Judah. This problem is treated at great length in the Bible. Indeed, this is the principal subject from 2 Samuel 6 through 1 Kings 2, often called the “History of the Succession.”

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The Kings of Israel – 6 / Solomon – 1

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August 24, 2009

 

Solomon (c. 970/969–931 BCE)

David was occupied chiefly with fighting wars and with expanding his kingdom by both military and political means. Solomon was concerned mainly with consolidating the lands acquired by David and organizing the administration of the kingdom. But before he could turn to this, Solomon had to strengthen his position as king.

Threats to Solomon’s Rule 

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The Kings of Israel – 8 / Solomon – 3 / 3

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August 28, 2009

King Solomon –Literacy

Epigraphic discoveries from the period of the United Kingdom are still very rare. An exception is the famous Gezer calendar, a small limestone tablet containing a list of the 12 months with the agricultural work performed in each month. However, this inscription may well be Philistian Semitic rather than Hebrew.

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