History hails King Solomon as the wisest man who ever lived.
David's second son with Bathsheba, Solomon, was the third king over Israel. During his extended, 40-year reign, the Hebrew monarchy reached its height of magnificence. Solomon's extensive building projects expanded the kingdom and helped establish Jerusalem as an important political and commercial center. His own elaborate palace took 13 years to complete, and the Temple at Mount Moriah, which was later destroyed by the Babylonians, was built in seven years.
Solomon, of course, is most famous for his unparalleled wisdom, earning him a visit from the Queen of Sheba. In spite of his greatness, he was not without flaws. Discover the weaknesses in Solomon that led to his tragic downfall.
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