* King Solomon and His Wisdom * About King Solomon * The anointed son of David * One who built the temple, referred as “the house of God” (1Kings 6:1). * God gifted him with wisdom for justice, prosperity, and longevity (1Kings 3:12-13). * To take control of the trading routes, he held several intermarriages with foreign women worshipping false gods, which led him to idolatry. * He made his Israel kingdom reach its highest status and best condition. * King Solomon’s Wisdom * God Gifted King Solomon Wisdom * Solomon had a dream that God asked, “Ask what I should give you” (1Kings 3:5). * Then, Solomon answered, “Give me your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil” (1Kings 3:9). * Because Solomon asked justice to distinguish between good and bad for his people, God was “pleased” (1Kings 3:10). * God says, “Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one been before you and no one like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all your life” (1Kings 3:12-13) * Two Women and a Baby * After King Solomon was granted wisdom, “two prostitutes brought a dispute before the king”. * They were living in one house, and had children of their own. However, one woman “accidentally” killed the baby, and “she surreptitiously removed the other woman’s child from her arms and replaced it with the dead one”.ii * King Solomon’s judgment was to “divide” the baby in half and give each women half of the body (1Kings 3:24). * This revealed the “deceiver”; the actual mother of the baby was “willing to give up her child in order to save him,” while “the deceiver” let him cut the baby.ii * His wisdom in speech is shown directly in the judgment, and “truth exposed and uncovered the lie”.ii * His wisdom is “reflected” and granted for us, too.ii This “divine wisdom” is from God, that regardless of our identity, it can “guide and govern the decisions of judges”.ii * The Queen of Sheba and Solomon * Makeda is the Queen of Sheba, who hears about the honor and wisdom of King Solomon from her brother, Tamrin. * She was curious that “she came to test him with hard questions” (1Kings 10:1). * In the ancient time, Africa was “a land of great kingdoms to which Europeans came for a first-class university education”.iii * This shows that Makeda was a wise woman and probably even well-educated queen of Sheba. * questions * She made five boys and girls look the same, and she asked him to find out which ones are boys and girls. * She had one real flower and one artificial flower that had same appearance.iv * She brought a “large emerald with a curved hole in the middle”, he needed to put and pass a thread through the hole.iv * Answers * He gave them water to wash their hands, and only girls “rolled up their sleeves”.iv * He answered by observing the bees, tending to go to the real flowers.iv * He used a silkworm that was small enough to pass through the hole with a thread.iv * Being Faithful to God and Consequences to Disobedience * The construction of temple * Solomon used the “timber of ceder and cypress” from Hiram, the king of Lebanon (1Kings 5:10).…
shepherd man, from the words she used, we can understand that how deep her love is. Although the shepherd man left her but she did not give up and still tried to find him.
Q7: As far as I am concerned, King Solomon liked women. When King Solomon saw the girl, he liked her right away. King Solomon might give money to the girl’s parents and then bought her back to his palace. However, the girl kept seeking for her shepherd man. Then the story went on.
Q8: The lovers focused on the body such as eyes…
The Death of King Tutankhamen
Dr. Donna Reeves
HUM 111 World Cultures 1
November 3, 2014
For many years people was trying to find the cause of King Tutankhamen’s death. Was it natural causes, suicide, homicide? King Tut burial was not like any other king’s burial. He was buried as a nobleman in the Valley of the Kings. The actual burial itself was a rushed job. (King 2004) The archaeologist that made the discovery of the tomb of King Tut was Howard Carter in…
Marketing: Real People, Real Choices, 7e
(Solomon / Marshall / Stuart)
Chapter 15 Deliver Value through Supply Chain Management, Channels of Distribution,
1) A firm that brings in outside companies to accomplish supply chain activities is using
D) intensive distribution
E) exclusive distribution
Diff: 2 Page Ref: 448
Objective: 151 Understand the value chain and the supply chain…
Burger King: An International Success
Burger King: An International Success
When one thinks of the flame-broiled burgers that Burger King specializes in, one thinks of an All-American treat that can only be appreciated as an American specialty. However, this has not stopped entities such as Burger King from taking their American classics global. Burger King, like many other companies, has taken on the challenges of global expansion. There are many challenges that can…
They were taken to work with the rebels and become refugees and soldiers. Many children were taken away from their parents and run out of their villages. In A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah and Blood Diamond directed by Edward Zwick, Ishmael and Solomon are taken away from their families unwillingly. They are forced to give up their belongings, struggle to survive, and go against their morals and kill people in hopes to find their families.
Ishmael is a twelve-year-old boy who has his family driven…
Martin Luther King!
“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
The U.S.A is seen in today’s world as a nation where everybody grows up in harmony despite of their race and colour. If martin Luther king had kept silent about his aims/ views, then the America we see today probably wouldn’t have existed.
Martin Luther King junior was born on January the 15th 1929 in Atlanta America. Born to a Baptist father king had a very Christian upbringing. Therefore he…
Birmingham Jail, King states, “I am in Birmingham because injustice is here.” (800). As King also stated, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to injustice everywhere.” (800). Basically, King is trying to say that if something is wrong in one part of America then it should be a problem in other parts of America. In Kings nonviolent campaign he tells us how it exactly works with injustice in Birmingham. Martin Luther King wanted equal opportunity between African Americans and the whites.
King had a very…
Mrs. Suzanne Ashe
9 February 2015
In Stephen King's essay "Write or Die", he tells the story of his adolescence and how he got picked up by the local high school newspaper because he liked to write so much in class even though his writing in class would sometimes take away from the attention from the teacher. This soon became a problem in class and was noticed by the teacher and counselor of the school who soon gave him a job in the local school…
Old Testament Bible Dictionary Project:
The book of Proverbs is a collection on poetry designed to teach wisdom to Isreal. It was written primarily by Solomon, but others also contributed. Wisdom writings do not contain historical references and are therefore, difficult to date. However since Solomon is mentioned three different times (1:1; 10:1; 25:1) we can assume that it was written over the course of several hundred years from 950-700 BC.
A proverb is, in essence,…