Solomon’s Wisdom

Book Title: Historiæ Biblicæ Veteris et Novi Testamenti : junioribus ad faciliorem eruditionem, senioribus ad vivaciorem memoriam, divini verbi præconibus ad celeriorem reminiscentiam, omnibus ad utilem sanctámque in curiositatem in centum frugiferis foliis exhibitæ / à Josepho & Joanne Klauber

Author: Klauber, Joseph Sebastian, ca. 1700-1768

Image Title: Solomon’s Wisdom

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Description: This image depicts King Solomon on throne as two women approach, each claiming custody of a baby. Solomon's servant prepares to draw his sword to divide the child between the two women, while to the left the Queen of Sheba visits King Solomon in Jerusalem. In the top-right corner Solomon gives his mother a throne at his right side, while Abiathar is banished as priest, Joab is murdered as he holds the horns of the altar, and Shimei is murdered by Benaiah son of Jehoiada. In the bottom-right corner Solomon has a vision in which God gives him wisdom to rule the Israelites. In the bottom-left corner Solomon sits in the throne with his wife, the daughter of Pharaoh of Egypt. In the top-left corner cypress and cedar trees are sent to Solomon by King Hiram of Tyre, to be used in the construction of the Temple.

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