Holy Prophet-King Solomon

Commemorated on December 12

The Prophet-King Solomon (ca. 972 – 932 B.C.) was the son of David and Bathsheba. He succeeded his father as King and reigned for forty years. He built the palace and the Temple at Jerusalem, and was renowned for his wisdom. The Old Testament books of Proverbs, the Song of Songs, and the Wisdom of Solomon are attributed to him. He may have written parts of these books, but much of the material was probably transmitted orally before it was written down.

In the Gospels, Christ mentions Solomon by name, citing his glory and wisdom (Matthew 6:29; 12:42).



Holy Prophet-King Solomon was last modified: November 24th, 2023 by Deacon Kirill