“Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and Yahweh his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.”
– 2 Chronicles 1:1
I am about to begin another series and no, I am not talking about the 1885 novel by Sir H. Rider Haggard, however, I am alluding to the myth (which was partly proven by archaeologist) that King Solomon had mines which were producing copper in his days and that great treasures were hidden in the mines.
We may not be able to prove or lay hold on the treasures in King Solomon’s mines but there are treasures that can break you into great wealth materially, financially and morally in King Solomon’s story and that is what we shall be exploring in this series.
I believe God has created every man with the ability to transform his gift into substance that blesses life, his own life inclusive but there are principles that we need to adhere to in order to unlock these treasures.
But before we go into this series, let us have an archaeological knowledge of the concept.
As at october 2008, CNN reported that:
“Archaeologists believe a desert site in Jordan may contain the ruins of the elusive King Solomon’s Mines.
Researchers using carbon dating techniques at Khirbat en-Nahas in southern Jordan discovered that copper production took place there around the time King Solomon is said to have ruled the Israelites…
The fabled mines entered popular culture in 1885 with the publication in Great Britain of the bestselling “King Solomon’s Mines” by Sir H. Rider Haggard. In the book, adventurers in search of the mines find gold, diamonds and ivory.
Since then, the mines have been the subject of several films. Yet their possible location — and whether they exist at all — remains cloaked in mystery.
Thomas Levy of the University of California San Diego led the research and said carbon dating placed copper production at Khirbat en-Nahas (Arabic for ‘Ruins of copper”) in the 10th century — in line with the biblical narrative of Solomon’s rule…
“We can’t believe everything ancient writings tell us,” Levy said in a university statement. “But this research represents a confluence between the archaeological and scientific data and the Bible.”
…Khirbat en-Nahas is an arid region south of the Dead Sea, in Jordan’s Faynan district. The Old Testament identifies the area with the Kingdom of Edom.” – CNN
Now that we have a good knowledge of the concept, its archaeological and biblical implications, get ready as we explore the spiritual aspects in our next episode of this wealth series.
– Written by Alex Amos
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