Solomon

Son of David, temple builder

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Solomon

Solomon, king of Israel and son of David, is mentioned several times in the Book of Mormon. Nephi invoked the name of Solomon in connection with the temple. “And I, Nephi, did build a temple; and I did construct it after the manner of the temple of Solomon save it were not built of so many precious things; for they were not to be found upon the land, wherefore, it could not be built like unto Solomon’s temple. But the manner of the construction was like unto the temple of Solomon; and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine”. In his address on the need to embrace the high moral ground, Jacob referred to Solomon in relation to multiple wives and concubines. In addition, the resurrected Savior referred to Solomon in teaching the Saints in Bountiful the essence of the Sermon on the Mount.

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin;
And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these.
(Source: Ed J. Pinegar, Richard J. Allen, Book of Mormon Who’s Who)

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