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King Solomon figure described in scriptures as a wise ruler of an empire centered on the united Kingdom of Israel. He was born in Jerusalem about 1000 BC and reigned over Israel from 971 BC to 931 BC. The Bible accounts identify Solomon as the son of David.

The Bible accredits Solomon as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, and portrays him as great in wisdom, wealth, and power.


One of the qualities most ascribed to Solomon is his wisdom. One account, that of Solomon suggesting to divide a baby in two to determine its real mother, is from the Old Testament of the Bible in the book of Kings. In this often-quoted passage, two women came before Solomon to resolve a quarrel about which of them was the true mother of a baby. (The other's baby died in the night and each claims the surviving child as hers.) When Solomon suggests dividing the living child in two with a sword, the true mother is revealed to him because she is willing to give up her child to the lying woman rather than have the child killed. Solomon then declares the woman who shows the compassion is the true mother and hands the child to her.

Captain Marvel

In the Shazam comic book series Captain Marvel is said to get his wisdom from Solomon. In the TV series he was shown as one of the elders that Billy Batson could speak directly to along with ancient characters like Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.

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