10:18 a great ivory throne. Solomon used the great influx of tribute to support an extravagant lifestyle (vv. 18–21, 23–25). His throne was probably made of wood inlaid with ivory and gold. Ivory carvings plated with gold have been found in the Assyrian royal palaces at Nimrud. Solomon’s desire for the finest in furnishings and buildings burdened his subjects (12:4).