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Why was Solomon chosen as King instead of one of his brothers?

David chose Solomon as his successor because “the word of the Lord came to [him]” telling him to do so. David, due to his many sins, was unworthy of building God’s temple. God chose Solomon from ...
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What is the “something greater than Solomon” in Matthew 12?

The text does not specify 'something' or 'someone'. Thus Jesus' words do not state either meaning. πλειον σολομωντος ωδε [Matthew 12:42b TR (undisputed)] This means 'greater than Solomon here' (see ...
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Was Solomon fatally misled by his father' example, when King David married many wives and concubines?

Before addressing the biblical account of Solomon’s rise and fall this is what I found out about “Christian Psychology”: Robert Roberts and P. J. Watson describe Christian psychology, in part, like ...
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What are the massive stables at Megeto?

The speaker would be talking about Megiddo. Archaeologist have found stables which could hold perhaps up to 500 horses. Although some had said that the stables dated from the time of Solomon, ...
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Why was Solomon connected to the #666

Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold, [1 Kings 10:14 KJV]. And the weight of the gold that hath come to Solomon in one year is ...
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According to Catholic Church, did King Solomon find grace with God after his death?

According to Catholic Church, did King Solomon find grace with God after his death? Most Christians, whether Catholics and other denominations would think it more than a little strange for God to ...
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Why is the Testament of Solomon not considered canon?

Why is the Testament of Solomon not considered canon? Simply put, no one believes it was inspired by God. We do not even know if it was of Jewish or Christian origin or both. The Testament of Solomon ...
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Is the Testament of Solomon Biblical?

In broad strokes, the term "Biblical" gets used in one of two senses: Content included in or coming directly from the canon of the Bible. Something that is in essential agreement with what the Bible ...
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Did Solomon himself actually offer sacrifices to other gods?

Yes, your assumption is reasonable given what your commentaries say, but it may not be correct. Admittedly, the biblical view of Solomon is overwhelmingly positive. He represented a Golden Age, in ...
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Why was neither David nor Solomon stoned to death?

It's interesting that in the case of David, he was actually stoned for being a murderer - it just happened a fair bit after the event and wasn't a successful execution because only one guy got in on ...
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Did Solomon Ever Fight as a Soldier or Shed Human Blood with His Own Hands?

Solomon's reign was extraordinary, and not just due to him building a glorious temple for the Lord in Jerusalem (1 Kings 3:12). It is correct that God would not allow king David to do that, despite ...
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Did Solomon Ever Fight as a Soldier or Shed Human Blood with His Own Hands?

Three times in 1 Kings ch2, Solomon orders the death of a political rival (Adonijah v25, Joab v29, Shimei v46). In each case, the execution was carried out by Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, commander of ...
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Why did Solomon go astray?

Why, Tell Me Why We have record that God talked to Solomon in a dream; and that Solomon was gifted with unfathomable wisdom. But giftings don't necessarily insure character. Solomon was on top of the ...
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Did King Solomon have any personal Prophets during his reign over Israel?

Nathan, who prophesied to David, was yet alive during Solomon's reign. And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God ...
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What is the “something greater than Solomon” in Matthew 12?

It is Jesus Himself. In both cases. He is greater than Jonah and Solomon. Jesus' words of Matthew 12:42 are alluding to the prophecy given to king David in 2 Samuel 7. Solomon was a son of David, but ...
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What is the fulfillment Of Deuteronomy 28:12?

Both of the prophecies in the OP are conditional, so strictly speaking, they would be fulfilled only if the conditions are met. Duet. 28 begins: If you obey the voice of the Lord your God, being ...
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Worklabor during construction of Solomon's palace?

I would say yes, from scripture alone I think we can deduce Solomon used both 'Israeli' and 'non-Israeli' workers as both forced labor (employees) and salves. As far as the Hebrew labor force I ...
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Is the Testament of Solomon Biblical?

If you Read the scriptures 1 King you will see that it does not cross reference to God's word and the scriptures. As King Solomon hired 30,000 men to cut the cedar and fir from Lebonon, Sending 10,000 ...
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Which wisdom books are advice of a father to his son?

All the wisdom literature (even if only Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) explicitly address "my son") is father-son instruction; it is divided insofar as words work in a twofold ...
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Was Queen of Sheba black?

There are two "Sheba"s in the Bible. One is a descendant of Cush (Ethiopia). This Cush is probably somewhere near there. The other is a decendant of Shem. The Semite Sheba's brothers include Ophir ...
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How was Solomon considered one of the wisest?

I Kings seems to imply King Solomon was the wisest of all men in all nations at his time: 1 Kings 4:29-31 (DRB) And God gave to Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart ...
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Why was Solomon chosen as King instead of one of his brothers?

Since the question is why David preferred Solomon, we may gain insights from more general history. The custom of giving precedence to the eldest son grows up among monogamous families, which easily ...
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Who is the son in the Davidic Covenant (2 Samuel 7:14)?

After digging deeper into the Hebrew and contemplating 'penal substitution' soteriology, I ascertained the following: the Hebrew word for 'When' (When He sins) could also be 'if', but that does not ...
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