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The Authentic King Solomon

The Authentic King Solomon
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May 1, 2018
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9789652299338

King Solomon is famous for his wisdom. However, was he really such a wise king? In this book Dr. Israel Drazin delves into the opinions of famous Bible commentators of all religions, examining what the book of Kings has to say about Solomon. Readers will be prompted to view Solomon in a new light as Dr. Drazin raises many interesting questions about the life of the biblical king. Was he careful about the needs of the Israelites he ruled, and did he act with wisdom for the benefit of his people, or were his actions governed by self-interest? How dedicated was he to the building of the First Temple? While the books of Kings and Chronicles seem to say that Solomon s building of the Temple was his greatest achievement, his actions do not reflect this. Did his seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines lead him into the worship of idols? Are the stories of Solomon impressing three women good examples of the wisdom that a king should show his nation?

King Solomon is famous for his wisdom. However, was he really such a wise king? In this book Dr. Israel Drazin delves into the opinions of famous Bible commentators of all religions, examining what the book of Kings has to say about Solomon.


Readers will be prompted to view Solomon in a new light as Dr. Drazin raises many interesting questions about the life of the biblical king.


Was he careful about the needs of the Israelites he ruled, and did he act with wisdom for the benefit of his people, or were his actions governed by self-interest?


How dedicated was he to the building of the First Temple? While the books of Kings and Chronicles seem to say that Solomon's building of the Temple was his greatest achievement, his actions do not reflect this.
Did his seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines lead him into the worship of idols?


Are the stories of Solomon impressing three women good examples of the wisdom that a king should show his nation?

About the Author
Dr. Israel Drazin served for thirty-one years in the US military and attained the rank of brigadier general. He is an attorney and a rabbi, with master's degrees in psychology and Hebrew literature and a PhD in Judaic studies. He completed the US Army's senior course for generals and developed the legal strategy that saved the military chaplaincy when its constitutionality was attacked in court. He received the Legion of Merit for his service, awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States. Dr. Drazin is the author of thirty-eight books. Among his books are a series of volumes on the Bible in which he examines what the text actually states, a series on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, and a series on the twelfth-century philosopher Moses Maimonides. His website is www.booksnthoughts.com.

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