Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Central Wisconsin, USA
This is speculation but pertinent to the times and customs:
The wives may have gone with the kingdom; ie, they go to the heir of the throne, the concubines are another question. Also,, since Solomon was 'well seasoned' some (many?) may have also been 'seasoned', hmmm what does a young king do?
The situation in Israel was that Solomon's son was Rehoboam and 10 of the tribes reject him as king going with Jeroboam as King of Israel to the north. Rehoboam rules the much smaller southern Kingdom of Juda. Would they have split up the wives and just how?
Pastor suggests finding a book on customs and manners of the Old Testament, and if he has something click in his head now he will consult his rather extensive personal library.
Conclusion? Your seemingly simple question has generated more......stay tuned.
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