King Solomon or Sh'lomo ben David

0990 BC–0931 BC
Jerusalem, Israel

The Life of Solomon or Sh'lomo

King Solomon or Sh'lomo ben David was born in 0990 BC, in Jerusalem, Israel. He died in 0931 BC, in Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, at the age of 59.

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Name Meaning

1 Muslim: abstracted as a surname from Arabic ben ‘son of’, as in Bensoussan. This is quite commonly used as a surname among Muslims living in France.2 Italian (also Del Ben): from a dialect form of bene ‘well’. This form, without the preposition, is found only in Belluno province, in particular in Taibon Agordino.3 Indian (Gujarat): from Gujarati ben ‘sister’, from Sanskrit bhaginī, a title often attached to their given name by Gujarati women. It is not a true family name, but is sometimes used as a last name by women who do not have a surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Solomons relationship with Queen of Sheba

In a brief, unelaborated, and enigmatic passage, the Hebrew Bible describes how the fame of Solomon's wisdom and wealth spread far and wide, so much so that the queen of Sheba decided that she should …

Sources (2)

  • Rulers of Judah and Their Queen Mothers (Gebirah), from 930BC'587/6BC: one ruling family = the House of David
  • Book of Mormon Genealogy Chart: Family Tree

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