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Solomon, King

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Solomon, King: (a) (849-797 BCE) Son of David and Bathsheba, appointed king over Israel at the age of twelve. Built the first Holy Temple in Jerusalem. During his reign, the Israelites enjoyed unprecedented peace and prosperity; they were feared and respected by the neighboring nations. The wisest man of all times, his superlative wisdom is recorded in the books of Song of Songs, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. (b) A common Jewish name.
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King Solomon, wisest of all men, succeeds his father as king at the young age of twelve. King Solomon builds the Temple in Jerusalem, and reigns over Israel in an age of exceptional prosperity and peace.
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