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“Regardless of the historicity of Solomon, it is no coincidence part of the construction of both Baalbek (as I suggest) and the Temple Mount are credited to him-this mythical supernaturally wealthy "super-king". This is not to say he actually built them as obviously this is little more than literary cultural appropriation of existing monuments by the later Hebrew writers, but that one such as him would be required to do so i.e. only someone as "great" as Solomon could build these things.”

Hi Lee, it would be quite a feat for a king, no matter how wealthy or wise, to build such monuments himself . Rather, I suggest that the “super-King” as you suggest had the wear with all, to pay engineers and stone masons to build these monuments. A king that might have been remembered as a “Solomon” was Amenhotep III. But, alas, we can never know for sure.

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Case for an Older Baalbek 3011 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 495 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 426 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 398 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 377 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 363 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 338 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 362 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 372 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 351 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 355 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 335 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 431 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 348 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 395 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 378 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 402 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 355 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 392 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 349 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 350 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 384 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 381 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 348 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 330 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 355 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 360 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 403 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 360 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 342 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 280 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 310 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 337 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 304 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 315 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 315 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 343 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 342 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 370 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 313 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 357 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 334 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 374 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 350 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 370 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 317 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 375 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 304 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 361 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 324 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 330 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 317 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 331 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 327 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 439 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 338 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 362 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 343 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 368 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 264 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 378 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 323 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 342 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 300 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 312 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 319 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 292 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 330 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 355 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 321 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 364 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 324 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 373 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 369 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 327 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 352 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 325 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 310 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 368 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 364 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 334 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 362 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 323 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 388 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 374 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 356 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 380 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 378 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 350 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 333 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 325 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 157 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
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