King Solomon

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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 of any parental …show more content…
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 wanted food for his household. As the temple was being built Solomon used the Israelites and other people in the empire none Israel to complete the task of building this great temple for the lord. When the temple was complete Solomon had all elders and heads of the tribes of Israel to witness the ark being moved from the city of David to the temple within Jerusalem. For the gift of the temple Solomon became popular with the people and leaders of the world. The major flaws of Solomon were his love for many women, building pagan temples, and using forced labor to complete the temple of the lord. Solomon commits crimes against the lord first he had many wives it is said that he had one thousand wives from all over the world. This was a crime because Solomon didn't keep the covenant and statutes of the lord. Solomon let his wives change the god he believed in which led to another one of his crimes. The worship of pagan gods was bought on by the marriage to all of his wives. Building those gods temples as well as for the lord God. Solomon disobeyed a direst order from God, "you shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you; for they will surely incline your heart to follow their

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