Solomon was the son of David and Bathsheba. He became king when David was too old and sick to continue. He was considered a “wise” king. For example, one day two women came to him with a dispute. The women lived in the same house and both had baby boys. One on the boys had died accidentally when the mother rolled over on him in the night. The two women argued over who the remaining baby belonged to. Solomon thought about it and ordered the remaining child be cut in half, one half for each mother. The real mother of the child said “No don’t kill him, give him to her.” Solomon immediately gave the woman the baby because she had proved herself his mother. Solomon built a temple to the Lord. Unfortunately, he did not end his reign as well as he started out. He ended up being disobedient to God. He had multiple wives and concubines, he worshiped idols, and attempted to kill a man named Jeroboam. After Solomon died, his son Solomon became king.
The Bible Art Library is a collection of commissioned biblical paintings. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, under a work-for-hire contract, artist Jim Padgett created illustrations for 208 Bible stories encompassing the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation. There are over 2200 high-quality, colorful, and authentic illustrations.
The illustrations are high quality, biblically and culturally accurate, supporting the reality of the stories and bringing them to life. They can be used to enhance communication of Bible stories in printed, video, digital, and/or audio forms.