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A story of solomon
« on: December 12, 2007, 06:53:44 PM »

iman read a lovely story about Solomon in my Kebra Negast , wanting some of the I messages please.

 And SOLOMON answered and said unto her, "I swear unto thee that I will not take thee by force, but thou must swear unto me that thou wilt not take by force p. 34 anything that is in my house." And the Queen laughed and said unto him, "Being a wise man why dost thou speak as a fool? Shall I steal anything, or shall I carry out of the house of the King that which the King hath not given to me? Do not imagine that I have come hither through love of riches. Moreover, my own kingdom is as wealthy as thine, and there is nothing which I wish for that I lack. Assuredly I have only come in quest of thy wisdom." And he said unto her, "If thou wouldst make me swear, swear thou to me, for a swearing is meet for both [of us], so that neither of us may be unjustly treated. And if thou wilt not make me swear I will not make thee swear." And she said unto him, "Swear to me that thou wilt not take me by force, and I on my part will swear not to take by force thy possessions"; and he swore to her and made her swear.

   And the King went up on his bed on the one side [of the chamber], and the servants made ready for her a bed on the other side. And SOLOMON said unto a young manservant, "Wash out the bowl and set in it a vessel of water whilst the Queen is looking on, and shut the doors and go and sleep." And SOLOMON spake to the servant in another tongue which the Queen did not understand, and he did as the King commanded, and went and slept. And the King had not as yet fallen asleep, but he only pretended to be asleep, and he was watching the Queen intently. Now the house of SOLOMON the King was illumined as by day, for in his wisdom he had made shining pearls which were like unto the sun, and moon, and stars [and had set them] in the roof of his house.

   And the Queen slept a little. And when she woke up her mouth was dry with thirst, for the food which SOLOMON had given her in his wisdom had made her thirsty, and she was very thirsty indeed, and her mouth was dry; and she moved her lips and sucked with her mouth and found no moisture. And she determined to drink the water which she had seen, and she looked p. 35 at King SOLOMON and watched him carefully, and she thought that he was sleeping a sound sleep. But he was not asleep, and he was waiting until she should rise up to steal the water to [quench] her thirst. And she rose up and, making no sound with her feet, she went to the water in the bowl and lifted up the jar to drink the water. And SOLOMON seized her hand before she could drink the water, and said unto her, "Why hast thou broken the oath that thou hast sworn that thou wouldst not take by force anything that is in my house?" And she answered and said unto him in fear, "Is the oath broken by my drinking water?" And the King said unto her, "Is there anything that thou hast seen under the heavens that is better than water?" And the Queen said, "I have sinned against myself, and thou art free from [thy] oath. But let me drink water for my thirst." Then SOLOMON said unto her, "Am I perchance free from the oath which thou hast made me swear?" And the Queen said, "Be free from thy oath, only let me drink water." And he permitted her to drink water, and after she had drunk water he worked his will with her and they slept together.





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Re: A story of solomon
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 03:26:04 PM »

I see nothing wise about that story, only trickery from a lustful person. By the way, who recorded the words supposedly said by each of them????? I guess it must have been Solomon writing in the 3rd person form about how he tricked a women into having sex with him, or a nice way of showing the union between the SUN and MOON and there creation of LIFE.
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Re: A story of solomon
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 08:04:20 PM »

nah its a stoy

about not gold and silver being worth alot. but water!

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Re: A story of solomon
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 09:24:45 PM »

Bless up,

the Kebra Negast is a translation of a scripture written in Ge'ez, or Ethiopic, around the 6th century , but is much earlier than that in origin. it is thought to have been passed down through oral tradition before being written by what is believed to be a Coptic priest,as the book "the Queen of Sheba and her only son Menelik"...or at least, thats what it says in my own copy of it! ;)

you might also be interested to read "The book of King Solomon" by Professor Solomon, which reads like a novel, and comes from a translation kept in his family. he freely admits he doesnt know from where it originates, but translated it out of curiosity and a desire to find out more about his Namesake. I've only just started reading it , but it doesnt appear to be detrimental so far. you can download it from bittorrent... i thought it would make good light reading if it isnt blasphemous.. i 'll let you know when I've read some more.

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Posted on: December 26, 2007, 09:19:37 pm
yep.. it's definitely been dumbed down... : it reads like a  modern book aimed at teens, but on a positive, it does draw from the bible, and explains the sources at the bottom of each page, so it may have some educational merit
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Re: A story of solomon
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008, 02:48:40 AM »

That is very interesting, that story.

It is from the Ethiopian side? From the Queen herself?

I did not know that we had writings from the Queen of Sheba, but of course that makes sense.

I am not surprised to hear of trickery from Solomon.

The Bible clearly states his deception in gaining the throne to begin with and his partaking in necromancy.
Solomon was wise, but perhaps he was too wise.

Did not Jesus say, in reference to casting out demons, that one greater than Solomon is among us now???

I am very interested in learning more about these writings.
Posted on: January 22, 2008, 02:46:22 am
hxxp: www. sacred-texts. com/chr/kn/

I found it here.

Much reading to come!!!!
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