The sword of Salomon
accompanied its reign throughout.
Salomon is one of the most
popular kings of the history of old Israel. He was the second son of David,
king of Juda and Betsabe.
Salomon appears, like wisest
of the wise people and like a personage able to direct the spirits of the
invisible world. It appears in an outstanding place of history and
Literature like creator of the temple of Jerusalen. King by his father
towards year 970 was named a.C in spite of the pretensions of his brother
Different finished from
the sword of King Salomon.
The situation was quite
stable then, altered by a small confrontation with Egypt that was solved
with the marriage between the Israeli king and the daughter of the Pharaoh.
Salomon structured Israel in
12 administrative regions that would be put under the payment of valuable
taxes to support the great expenses of the cut, and extended its dominions
from the Eúfrates river to the country of the Filisteos, and to the border
of Egypt. It enslaved to the caneanos that remained in the country and
established an alliance with Hiram, king of Shot (today South of Libano)
what caused a powerful impulse in the economy. These alliances caused
displeasure because they had taken to the establishment of foreign religious
cults in Jerusalem.
Picture made King Salomon.
The main cities of the kingdom were
fortified and the army was reorganized.
The wealth ran towards Israel, and this
allowed to the construction of a real palace and the magnificent temple
decorated with "paneles of cedar covered of gold, columns and capitals
of bronze, altar, candelabra and set of dishes of oro". The economic
height derived from the alliances with Shot, brought with himself an apogee
of the culture, specially Literature, music and the poetry. The tribes
appeared employees more and more, and changes in the social and economic
structure took place constantly, that was not received by the conservatives
well, and whom to a schism between the Israeli population gave rise during
the reign of Roboam.