Solomon (Hebrew: שְׁלֹמֹה, Shlomo Šəlōmō Šlomo; Arabic: سليمان‎ Sulaymān, also colloquially: Silimān; Greek: Σολομών Solomōn), according to the Book of Kings and the Book of Chronicles, a King of Israel and according to the Talmud one of the 48 prophets, is identified as the son of David, also called Jedidiah (Hebrew יְדִידְיָהּ) in 2 Samuel 12:25, and is described as the third king of the United Monarchy, and the final king before the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah split; following the split his patrilineal descendants ruled over Judah alone. In the Qur'an, he is considered as a major Prophet, known as Sulaiman, son of David. The conventional dates of Solomon's reign are circa 970 to 931 BC.

The Hebrew Bible credits Solomon as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, and portrays him as great in wisdom, wealth, and power, but ultimately as a king whose sin, including idolatry and turning away from Yahweh, leads to the kingdom being torn in two during the reign of his son Rehoboam. Solomon is the subject of many other later references and legends.

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Prophets In The Qur'an - Solomon
... Solomon (Sulayman, سليمان) learned a significant amount from his father David before being made a prophet by God ... According to Islamic tradition, Solomon was given power over all things, including the jinns ...
Davyd - Biblical Narrative - Death
... go to David and procure his agreement that Solomon, Bathsheba's son, should sit on the throne ... And so the plans of Adonijah collapse, and Solomon becomes king ... It is to Solomon that David gives his final instructions, including his promise that the line of Solomon and David will inherit the throne of Judah forever, and his request that Solomon kill his oldest enemies ...
Henry Solomon
... Chief Constable Henry Solomon (1794 - 14 March 1844) was a police officer who became the first Chief Constable of Brighton Borough Police in East Sussex, England ... Solomon was appointed as Chief Constable — the highest rank in the force — on 18 May 1838, which was a notable appointment in that period as he was a Jewish man ... prisoner — 23-year-old John Lawrence, for theft of a roll of carpet — on 13 March 1844, Solomon was bludgeoned by Lawrence with a poker, causing a head injury from which he later died ...
Jahir Khan
... He resigned from the Fiji Police force to take up his new post in Solomon Islands as the new Police Commissioner in May 2007, a position which he held until ... He was reportedly asked to step down by Solomon Islands Prime Minister Derek Sikua ... Upon Khan's departure from the Solomons, the Solomon Times reported that he praised RAMSI for its commitment, whereas ABC Radio Australia reported ...

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    I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. As a lily among brambles, so is my love among maidens. As an apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
    Bible: Hebrew, Song of Solomon 2:1-3.