Solomon (Hebrew: שְׁלֹמֹה, Shlomo Šəlōmō Šlomo; Arabic: سليمان‎ Sulaymān, also colloquially: Silimān; Greek: Σολομών Solomōn), according to the Book of Kings and the Book of Chronicles, a King of Israel and according to the Talmud one of the 48 prophets, is identified as the son of David, also called Jedidiah (Hebrew יְדִידְיָהּ) in 2 Samuel 12:25, and is described as the third king of the United Monarchy, and the final king before the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah split; following the split his patrilineal descendants ruled over Judah alone. In the Qur'an, he is considered as a major Prophet, known as Sulaiman, son of David. The conventional dates of Solomon's reign are circa 970 to 931 BC.

The Hebrew Bible credits Solomon as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, and portrays him as great in wisdom, wealth, and power, but ultimately as a king whose sin, including idolatry and turning away from Yahweh, leads to the kingdom being torn in two during the reign of his son Rehoboam. Solomon is the subject of many other later references and legends.

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Pomegranete - Symbolism - Judaism
... to the Books of Kings the capitals of the two pillars (Jachin and Boaz) that stood in front of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem were engraved with pomegranates ... It is said that Solomon designed his coronet based on the pomegranate's "crown" (calyx) ... is mentioned in the Bible many times, including this quote from the Songs of Solomon, "Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks." (S ...
Davyd - Biblical Narrative - Death
... favorite wife, and Nathan the prophet go to David and procure his agreement that Solomon, Bathsheba's son, should sit on the throne ... And so the plans of Adonijah collapse, and Solomon becomes king ... It is to Solomon that David gives his final instructions, including his promise that the line of Solomon and David will inherit the throne of Judah ...

Famous quotes containing the word solomon:

    Flowers ... that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their colouring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children—honoured as the jewellery of God only by them—when suddenly the voice of Christianity, counter-signing the voice of infancy, raised them to a grandeur transcending the Hebrew throne, although founded by God himself, and pronounced Solomon in all his glory not to be arrayed like one of these.
    Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859)

    God gave Solomon very great wisdom, discernment, and breadth of understanding as vast as the sand on the seashore...
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Kings 4:29.

    Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our
    vines have tender grapes.
    —Bible: Hebrew The Song of Solomon (l. II, 15)