Solomon Timeline

Solomon Timeline in Biblical History

990 BC Solomon is born in Jerusalem to King David and Bathsheba. – 2 Samuel 12:24
David chooses Solomon over Adonijah as his successor to the throne. – 1 Kings 1:28-31
David tells Solomon that God does not allow him to build a temple, and that Solomon is the one whom God has chosen to be the builder. – 1 Chronicles 22:7-11
970 BC David dies, Solomon takes over the throne. – 1 Kings 2-12
David marries the daughter of Egypt’s Pharaoh to strengthen the alliance between Israel and Egypt. – 1 Kings 3:1
Solomon learns to love the Lord. – 1 Kings 3:3
God instructs Solomon about the wrong ways and the right way to worship. – Deuteronomy 12:4-5
Solomon asks God for wisdom, and God grants him more than what he asked for. – 1 Kings 3:4-14
Two women claim the same baby, so Solomon orders the child to be cut in half. – 1 Kings 3:16-27
The whole of Israel hears of Solomon’s wisdom and learns that God’s wisdom is in him. – 1 Kings 3:28
God makes Solomon’s land prosper and He gives him great understanding so that he is wiser than all his fellow men. – 1 Kings 4:20-31
All who hears of Solomon’s wisdom seek to hear him, because they know he speaks three thousand proverbs, a thousand and five songs, along with his knowledge of plants and animals. – 1 Kings 4:32-34
966 BC Solomon begins construction of the temple with the help of King Hiram of Tyre and tens of thousands of workers. – 1 Kings 5:1-18
Solomon instructs his people to obey God’s commandments and reminds them that He does not fail even one word of His promises. – 1 Kings 8:54-61
The Queen of Sheba visits Solomon, and is amazed at his wisdom, and praises his God. She gives Solomon large amounts of gold, precious stones, and spices, and he gives her whatever she desires before she turns back home. – 1 Kings 10:1-13
Solomon makes a throne of ivory for himself and coats it with gold, with two lions on each side of the throne’s armrests. – 1 Kings 10:18
With his vast wealth which included gold, silver, horses, chariots, armors, and ivory, Solomon is now the richest king in the world. – 1 Kings 10:14-28
959 BC Temple of Solomon is complete. – 1 Kings 6:37-38
940 BC Solomon’s love for foreign women turns his faith away from God and on to the gods of his women’s faiths. The Lord is angered at him and told him that he would divide the kingdom. – 1 Kings 11:1-13
God punishes Solomon and sends him three enemies: Haddad, the Edomite; Rezon, the son of Eliada; and Jeroboam, Solomon’s servant. – 1 Kings 11:14-28
The prophet Ahijah meets Jeroboam and tells him about God’s plans to let him rule a part of Israel. – 1 Kings 11:29-39
939 BC Solomon tries to have Jeroboam killed, but Jeroboam escapes to Egypt. – 1 Kings 11:40
931 BC Solomon dies of natural causes at the age of 60. He was laid to rest in the city of David. His son, Rehoboam, succeeds him. – 1 Kings 11:42-43