I've been reading through the books of history in the Scriptures, and here's (as far as I can tell) a very interesting set of statistics about Solomon.
700 wives, 300 concubines, one child (Rehoboam) named.
One son indicates he wasn't totally sterile. What happened to others that ought to have been conceived? Did Solomon mimic Onan to prevent further alliances, or did he do the same to prevent the offering of his children to Molech, or....were some children born, but sacrificed to Molech?
Solomon also seems to have (see Ecclesiastes) dreaded handing over his estate to Rehoboam. One might guess that in all his (pagan) attentions to his wives, he neglected to raise up his own son in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
We won't know this side of Heaven, but the questions raised here should be very sobering to us.
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