Summary: Solomon was a son of David and king of Israel (ca. 970-931 BCE). According
to the Hebrew Bible, Solomon built the First Temple in Jerusalem, and was a wise,
wealthy and powerful king. Yeshua mentions Solomon on occasion while teaching. Solomon
is also mentioned by the Teacher in the book of Wisdom (W:9:28).
And why take you thought overmuch for clothing sake? Consider the flowers of the
field, how they grow. They labor not as you do, neither do they spin; and yet I say
unto you, that even Solomon with all his glory could not surpass the least of these.
And why take you thought overmuch for raiment sake? Consider the lilies of the field,
how they grow; they toil not as you do, neither do they spin:
And yet I tell you that even Solomon amidst all his glory was not arrayed as one
And Yeshua answered him, saying: “Have you not read of Solomon, how that above all
the riches of the earth he asked God for wisdom only?
Which, therefore, is the greater gift: riches or wisdom? And from whence comes the
greater gift: from God or some other?
On the morrow, Yeshua went walking at the temple, in Solomon’s Porch, and there came
unto him the Sadducees, saying:
“How long will you cause us to doubt? If you are the Messiah of whom the prophets
write, then tell us plainly.”