Solomon’s Throne in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context

The throne of Solomon, described in 1 Kgs 10:18–20 and almost identically in 2 Chr 9:17–19, is the main object relating to the visual representation of royalty in the Hebrew Bible. This paper offers a close commentary on the description and considers what type of ancient Near Eastern throne the desc...

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Published in:Vetus Testamentum
Main Author: Aikhler, Raʿanan 1980-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Brill 2021
In: Vetus Testamentum
Year: 2021, Volume: 71, Issue: 4/5, Pages: 551-565
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Solomon Israel, King / Elfenbein / Lion / Iconography / Furniture
IxTheo Classification:HB Old Testament
HD Early Judaism
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Summary:The throne of Solomon, described in 1 Kgs 10:18–20 and almost identically in 2 Chr 9:17–19, is the main object relating to the visual representation of royalty in the Hebrew Bible. This paper offers a close commentary on the description and considers what type of ancient Near Eastern throne the described object exemplifies, concluding that Solomon’s throne is a “biblicized” variant of the Canaanite-Phoenician sphinx throne.
ISSN:1568-5330
Contains:Enthalten in: Vetus Testamentum
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/15685330-bja10044