S. (Hebrew Šelomō, literally 'his peace' or 'his restitution'). Successor to David  (2 Sam 9-1 Kg 2) in the second third of the 10th cent. BC. His 40-year reign (1 Kg 11:42, cf. 1 Kg 2:11) is of ideal duration, resulting from his esteem as a wise man and temple-builder (1 Kg 3:6-8, cf. Sir 47:12-18). He is criticized for building altars to foreign deities (1 Kg 11:1-13) a…
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Ego, Beate (Osnabrück) and
Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich),
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