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Was Queen of Sheba black?

If you guys don't know, she's the queen that quizzed Solomon to discover his wisdom in 1 Kings 10. Was Sheba located somewhere in Africa? (I heard some theories that Sheba was Arabia but I'm skeptical ...
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How was Solomon considered one of the wisest?

According to Deuteronomy 17:14-17, there are a couple of rules a king should follow. From the NKJV: 14 “When you come to the land which the Lord your God is giving you, and possess it and dwell in ...
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Author's words in Proverbs 5:20 compared to his way of living? [closed]

And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? (Proverbs 5:20, KJV) It is well-known that Solomon had many wives and concubines. It seems that the ...
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Why was Solomon chosen as King instead of one of his brothers?

1 Kings tells us that, when David was elderly and impotent, Adonijah considered himself as heir-apparent and crowned himself, but Nathan the Prophet and Bathsheba approached David: She said to him, ...
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Are there any other judgments of Solomon in Christian tradition?

Today I told the story of the Judgement of Solomon to my children, and they were so fascinated I proceeded to read them the Biblical text 1 Kings 3:16-28. They then asked me for 'more' of Solomon's ...
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Worklabor during construction of Solomon's palace?

I am curious about non-Israelites employed in building of Solomon's palace? Was it common to use such non-Israeli force, especially in position of foreman?
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Is the Testament of Solomon Biblical?

Okay so I was looking around on google for some answers about where some of the demon names that are "Biblical" came from, and I came across the Testament of Solomon. It isn't in the Bible from what I ...
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What are the massive stables at Megeto?

I've listened to this lecture and I can't, however hard I try, decode the sentence: Solomon ignored God's wisdom and later in life, he literally broke every one of them except for being a ...
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What were the advantages of a monarchy system that Israel wanted? [closed]

From Israel's perspective, what were the advantages of being a monarchy "just like other nations" (1 Samuel 8:5)? What negative effects during the reigns of Saul, David, and Solomon did Israel ...
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Why has a Brazilian church built a replica of Solomon's Temple?

An Evangelical-Pentecostal church has built a huge replica of Solomon's Temple in Brazil. But why Solomon's Temple? What does it have to do with Jesus Christ and the Christian faith? It's very odd to ...
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Why was God not angry with Solomon's Census

In 2 Chronicles 2:17 we are told "Solomon took a census of all the foreigners residing in Israel, after the census his father David had taken; and they were found to be 153,600." Why was God not angry ...
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Is it true there is only one other place in the bible we can find the number 666? [closed]

Is it true there is only one other place in the bible we can find the number 666 ? I read it was related to the amount of the gold king Solomon could gather in one month (or year, I don't remember).
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Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?

Solomon was possibly one of the most blessed Old Testament figures—God gave him wisdom, wealth, honor beyond anyone in his time. Solomon also wrote Proverbs & Ecclesiastes, and possibly the Song ...
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Why wasn't Solomon's polygamy sinful?

I know that Solomon was a king, but why doesn't the Bible describe his polygamy as sinful? Was he allowed to commit sins others could not because he was a king? I thought God showed no partiality.
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All is vanity in the Book of Ecclesiastes [closed]

If Solomon claimed that All is vanity in this earth in the Book of Ecclesiastes, what's our purpose of living our lives on this earth?
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For whom did Solomon write Proverbs?

Is there anything in Scripture or Hebrew historical documents that says for whom Proverbs was written? Did Solomon expect his sons to read them or were they for the people of Israel? Please provide ...
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How many stalls for horses and chariots did Solomon have?

In 2 Chronicles we read: ... Solomon had 4,000 stalls for horses and chariots and 12,000 horsemen ...- 2 Chronicles 9:25 ... but in 1 Kings: Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots,...
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Was Solomon interested in studying the Scriptures?

1 Kings 4:29-34 (NIV) God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom ...
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Was Boaz named after the column in the temple?

Was Ruth's husband, Boaz named after the column by the temple of Solomon or vice versa? Or was this a quiescence? Was this a common name for boys? Ruth 2:1 ESV Now Naomi had a relative of her ...
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Who is the son in the Davidic Covenant (2 Samuel 7:14)?

2 Samuel 7:11-16 (ESV) 11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the LORD declares to you that the LORD will make you ...
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Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives was sin? [closed]

Did Abraham, David and Solomon think having many wives and concubines was sin?
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Why was neither David nor Solomon stoned to death?

David was a murderer and an adulterer. Both crimes were punishable by death under the law of Moses. Solomon had . . . how many wives and concubines? I don't even remember. Why was neither David nor ...