The name of king Solomon has, among other things (HALAT 1425), been interpreted as related to an Arabic deity s/šlmn (M. Höfner, RAAM 372; WbMyth. I, 466–467). This deity can, probably, be equated with the West Semitic god Shalman /Shalaman.
The oldest attestation of the deity occurs as a theophoric element in the Middle-Assyrian personal name dSa-la-ma-an-mu-šab-ši (C. Saporetti, Onomastica medio-assira [StP 6; Roma 1970] 387). In an Egyptian votive stela from t…