The Remarkable Wisdom of Solomon
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Solomon, king of Israel during the 40-year period of her greatest glory, wrote three of the most fascinating books of the Old Testament. The Remarkable Wisdom of Solomon is a thorough Bible commentary of Solomon’s life and his books: Song of Solomon, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. Henry Morris brings to this commentary his unashamed adherence to the plain, literal translation and teaching of the Word of God. His exploration and interpretation offer details of Solomon’s heritage merely touched upon by other authors.
Solomon surpassed all the kings in wisdom and prosperity. He was highly honored by God with his appointment to rebuild the Temple. How could such a devoted man of God also build shrines to the pagan gods of his many wives? We have much to learn about God and man by exploring Solomon’s life and Old Testament books of the Bible. Acclaimed author Henry Morris answers many questions in this biblical exposition including the following:
- Why would a man of greatest wisdom think he needed seven hundred wives and 300 concubines? Why didn’t they give him any children?
- How could a man of wisdom and blessing and great love of the Lord have his heart partially turned away from God by pagan wives?
- How could God use an apparently apostate king like Solomon to write 3 books of the Bible?
- Why did Ezra deliberately omit all the negative aspects of Solomon’s birth, life, and career, only recording the positive items?
Some say Solomon spoke more wisely than he lived. In The Remarkable Wisdom of Solomon, we witness God’s power at work in Solomon to accomplish exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). Yet Solomon’s biography also reveals a slow drift from wholehearted devotion to God and the tragic consequences for the next generations. Careful study of Solomon’s life and words of wisdom are imperative for the blessed life of earnest believers.