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King Solomon's Wise Leadership (Applied to My Homeschool)

So, what do we know about Solomon? He was the wisest man who ever lived, he wrote much of what is contained in Proverbs, his Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs) contains a wealth of "marital" advice, and Ecclesiastes is loaded with wisdom he desired to share as he neared the end of his life. What don't we know about Solomon? Hmmm...

He was King David's son (okay, you knew that already!) and his mother was Bathsheba. Yup, the wife of Uriah (one of David' mighty men) whom David had killed after his sin with Bathsheba. Solomon was born to her after the death of her first child. Since David had so many wives, and so many sons with his many wives, and since Solomon was not King David's firstborn son, I think we can safely assume that Solomon was not anticipating inheriting his father's throne from the time he was a wee lad. And by the time David named his successor, so much had happened between the many sons of King David that it may have been doubtful that any …