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Antithesis of Solomon

The Wisdom of Solomon.  Almost everyone has heard of it, regardless of your religious affiliation or lack of affiliation.  In the ancient days, King Solomon had a heart for doing things right, for seeking wisdom.  350 more words

Society

Misogyny in the Kebra Nagast

87. HOW THE NOBLES (OR GOVERNORS) OF ETHIOPIA TOOK THE OATH

“And the Queen said unto her nobles: “Speak ye now, and swear ye by the heavenly Zion that ye will not make women queens or set them upon the throne of the kingdom of Ethiopia, and that no one except the male seed of David, the son of Solomon the King, shall ever reign over Ethiopia, and that ye will never make women queens.” And all the nobles of the king’s house swore, and the governors, and the councillors, and the administrators. 193 more words

God

Solomon's rejection letter

Dear Sir,
Thank you for submitting your book Ecclesiastes. We’ve reviewed it carefully. While we enjoyed certain parts, especially your point about there being a time and a season for everything, we will have to decline the book. 105 more words

Ecclesiastes

August 27

1 Chronicles 27

1Now the number of the children of Israel, that is, the heads of families, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and the men in authority who were servants of the king in anything to do with the divisions which came in and went out month by month through all the months of the year, in every division were twenty-four thousand. 2,614 more words

Bible

Proverbs 12 - Part 1, Learning to love (godly) discipline.

Read: Proverbs 12

Verse(s) that struck me:

Proverbs 12:1-7

(1)  To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.

(2)  The LORD approves of those who are good, but He condemns those who plan wickedness. 561 more words

Bible

Solomon's Harem and Idolatry

Chapter 34

CHAPTER XXXIV

SOLOMON BEGUILED AND SEDUCED

SOLOMON RAINS FORTH WISDOM. Seeing this, I begged my guides to allow me to see what was going to happen. 597 more words

Solomon

Prudence Advises Affability, Craftiness, and Delight

Chapter 33

CHAPTER XXXIII

SOLOMON REVEALS THE VANITIES OF DECEPTIONS OF THE WORLD

ECCL 1,2.15: THE MASK OF WORLDLY WISDOM IS UNCOVERED. Thereupon Solomon, who had been hitherto sitting quietly, observing everything, could contain himself no longer, and cried out with a loud voice: “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity! 576 more words

Solomon