5120 Solomon, character of

5120 Solomon, character of

Solomon was a man of outstanding gifts and abilities. Initially he was approved by God, but the latter years of his reign were marred by idolatry and apostasy.

Solomon’s abilities

Wisdom 1Ki 4:29 See also 1Ki 3:7-12 pp 2Ch 1:8-12; 1Ki 3:16-28; 1Ki 10:6-7 pp 2Ch 9:5-6; Mt 12:42

Political shrewdness 1Ki 3:1 See also 1Ki 4:21; 1Ki 10:13

Dealing with individuals 1Ki 2:35 See also 1Ki 2:24,27

Poetry and writing 1Ki 4:32 See also Ps 72:1 Title; Ps 127:1 Title; Pr 1:1; Pr 10:1; Pr 25:1

Solomon’s righteousness

1Ki 8:62-63 pp 2Ch 7:4-5 See also 1Ki 3:6-15; 1Ki 8:54-61,65-66

Solomon’s sin

Ne 13:26 See also Dt 17:16-17; 1Ki 10:26,28; 1Ki 11:1,4,9-13

Solomon’s splendour was renowned

Mt 6:29 pp Lk 12:27

See also

5205alliance
5732polygamy
8361wisdom
8704apostasy
8768idolatry

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