What happened to SOLOMONS 1,000 or so wives and concubines upon his death?? - Graybeard Outdoors
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Silly question I guess. These women had been taken from all over Israel, or Judea to be wives or concubines to King Solomon. They were chosen more for their beauty more than anything and were very desirable for other men. Once accepted by the King they were bedded then kind of like put in storage I guess you could say. Many were given as gifts by poor families knowing they would have a wonderfully protected home with all their needs supplied.
Now. When the King died what became of them?? Were they continually kept and made comfortable?? Or were they released to their families and made available for marriage??
No trick question, I don't know the answer, I'm just interested in various opinions. CHARLIE.
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I really don't know either, nor have I ever heard it brought up until you mentioned it.
I know I have heard it taught that Abram and Sarah had the child by Hagar as it was allowed by the
custom of they're day. Perhaps Soloman's wives were returned to their own as
it would have been the custom to do so as with other widows, they would have been free to marry again.
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The woman at the well had previously 5 husbands, looks like it could have been they were
returned to their families and free to marry.

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I'll ask our Pastor, he's quite up on his Jewish history and culture stuff.
He is fond of saying (my paraphrase here),"If it aint in the text it's just speculatin'."

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GOOSHOT. I suspect that you are right.
GCRANK1. I'd appreciate that, thank you Sir. CHARIE.
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Well now since presumably they weren't virgins anymore and Jewish tradition as many others didn't find "used" women acceptable I presume they went home to their families.

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I believe it was the custom of the day for a brother if there was one or more to take the wives of dead brothers and care for them.



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I believe it was the custom of the day for a brother if there was one or more to take the wives of dead brothers and care for them.



BILL. Yes it was, I hadn't considered that because they belonged to the King of the land, but I suspect you are correct. CHARLIE.
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As you might imagine this question just didnt quite fit into the 'flow' of church yesterday but I have Bible Study tomorrow and will hit it there.

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Well done! Sounds like you were in one accord at your service.
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