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Solomon

SOLOMON sŏl’ ə mən (שְׁלֹמֹ֔ה, peaceable; LXX Σαλομών). This was the regal name of the third king of [[Israel]]. Shortly after his birth, the boy received the private name [[Jedidiah]], “beloved of the Lord,” from [[Nathan]], the [[prophet]], who had himself received the name from [[God]] (2 Sam 12:24, 25). The name, Solomon, comes from the Hebrew word shalom, and means “peace” or “peaceable.” The name occurs about 300 times in the Old Testament and twelve times in the New Testament, and became associated with wisdom and wealth. Family Solomon was the tenth son of [[King David]] and the second son of [[Bathsheba]]. Six of his half-brothers, [[Amnon]], [[Chileab]], [[Absalom]], [[Adonijah]], [[Shephatiah]], and [[Ithream]], had been born in [[Hebron]], each of a different mother (2 Sam 3:2-5). Whereas Saul and David had been born among the common people and grew up among them in village and countryside Solomon was born in the palace at Jerusalem and grew up among men of power. He h