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What were some of the other good things Solomon did in his reign?

He dispensed wisdom to the far ends of the kingdom. Also, “he composed three thousand proverbs, and his songs numbered a thousand and five. He would speak of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows in the wall; he would speak of animals, and birds, and reptiles, and fish.” (NRSV, I Kings 4:32–33) People from many nations came to hear him speak.


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