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A Wise, Rich and Depraved King

August 8, 2017

Once upon a time there was a very wise and rich king. He was known throughout the entire world and his opinions and judgments were constantly sought. Whenever someone wanted to speak with him they brought him massive gifts of precious metals, jewels and wives. He is said to have had over 1000 wives and concubines [but only three children – a son and two daughters].

He was very smart, but also very greedy, strayed from his father’s belief in God and became a depraved person. While he inherited a great kingdom, he made no plans for his succession and his kingdom disappeared with his people dividing and warring with each other, and then being conquered, exiled and scattered. This occurred between 931 BCE and 586 BCE.

Some 2100 years later in the 15th Century CE his gold and other wealth was still being searched for. One such man was Christopher Columbus who got the backing of the Spanish King and Queen. He searched for but did not find the King’s hidden wealth when he landed on what is now America. 76 years after that another Spanish explorer, Alvaro de Mendaňa de Neira, led an expedition looking for the King’s gold in the vast South Western Pacific Ocean and came upon a group of Islands. While they were not successful, they nevertheless named the islands for this wise, rich and depraved king and called them the Solomon Islands.

Even today there are still those who think they can find the wealth of David’s son, King Solomon.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 6hawthorne permalink
    August 8, 2017 5:54 am

    Hi Ed Very interesting Bob

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