By Joseph Verheyden

Solomon is among the extra advanced and interesting characters within the background of Israel. As a king he's moment merely to David. because the king who gave Israel its temple he's unsurpassed. because the prototype of the sage his identify lives on in different biblical and non-biblical writings. because the magician of later culture he has proven himself as a version for lots of different aspirants during this field.

This quantity includes the court cases of a world convention on Solomon that was once held on the school of Theology and spiritual experiences of the collage of Leuven, September 30 – October 2, 2009 and mentioned quite a few facets of this multifaced personality as he looks in Jewish, early Christian, and Islamic culture.

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In addition, 2:4a: ‫למען‬ ‫“ יקים יהוה את דברו‬that the Lord may establish his word,” is probably taken from 1 Sam 1:23b: ‫אך יקם יהוה את דברו‬. )2( That this part of the “testament” comes from the Deuteronomistic historian is clear also from the conditional sentence at 1 Kgs 2:4b: “If your 104 See above note 60. 105 In fact this phenomenon is common in the Deuteronomistic history. For further examples, see 1 Kgs 12:15 (fulfillment of the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite); 2 Kgs 10:10, 17 (fulfillment of the prophecy of Elijah on House of Ahab); Josh 6:26 in comparison with 2 Kgs 16:34 concerning the building of Jericho; 1 Kgs 13:1–2, 29–32 with 2 Kgs 23:16–18 concerning the prophecy of the prophet from Judah on the destruction of the temple at Beith El.

Two Versions of the Solomon Narrative: An Inquiry into the Relationship between MT 1 Kgs 2–11 and LXX 3 Reg. 2–11 (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 104), Leiden and Boston MA, 2005. , Die Bücher der Chronik übersetzt und erklärt (Handkommentar zum Alten Testament 6/1), Göttingen 1902. , 1 Chronicles: A Commentary (Hermeneia), Minneapolis MN 2006. , Die Bücher Samuelis und der Könige (Kurzgefasster Kommentar zu den heiligen Schriften Alten und Neuen Testaments), ed. H. Strack and O. Zöckler, 3.

Why should he omit any of them or specifically the second one? On the other hand, why should the Chronicler invent an extra coronation 81 Thackeray and Marcus 1934, 350–353, 564–565. 82 Barnes 1899, 140. 83 Williamson 1982, 187. Williamson does not refer to Josephus, the commentaries ascribed to Rashi, Kimchi, or Barnes. The latter also did not refer to those earlier scholars. For this phenomenon in biblical scholarship, see Kalimi 2009, 6–7. 84 Zalewski 1981, 224–225. 28 isaac kalimi for Solomon?

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