What happened to SOLOMONS 1,000 or so wives and concubines upon his death?? - Page 2 - Graybeard Outdoors
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't get to ask our Pastor, both cars down AGAIN. Hopefully I can go next week. If they were released to their families, would the Kings children go with them?? 1,000 marriageable women suddenly available could cause a real stir. This is interesting. POWDERMAN.
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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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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?




GCRANK 1. The above is really what I was trying to say in my opening post, that the new King would inherit them to do with as he will. I can't rightly see these women being kept for life. Unless he is a King nobody else would suddenly be asked to feed, clothe, and shelter 1.000 women. POWDERMAN.
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I know ONE is enough for me!

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Solomon had 700 wives and 300 conubines. The wives were of "royal birth". (1 Kings 11:3)
Would it seem to much to expect that they went home to their families in surrounding nations?
Perhaps the concubines were easily absorbed by rich Hebrew men, since multiple wives were allowed.
There are of course, instances where the sons have taken over their father's concubines, distasteful today, but that was another age. Just as the OT practice of a surviving brother to take his brother's widow and produce children, would be distasteful to us..needs and conditions were different from today.

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Those women were better trained than most current wives.

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