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more refined taxation program, a refined system of recruiting labor from foreign nations that were under his control, and a land and sea trading system that utilized a powerful navy and army to protect the enormous wealth of assets and trade routes for Solomon’s kingdom (Knowing, n.d.). King Solomon was renowned throughout the lands for his building projects such as his personal palace. Yet, Solomon did not restrict his projects to Jerusalem alone. He also built several cities during his reign that fortified the Israelite Kingdom; he commissioned fleets of ships and built numerous harbors to house the enormous bounty of the trade routes he established; and he constructed storage cities to house his horses and chariots (Colburn,2012). King Solomon is credited in the Hebrew scriptures as planning, funding, and executing the building of the Temple to house the Ark of the Covenant, per the wishes of his father, King David, and God (Flurry, n.d.). The building of the Temple is recorded in 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles of the Bible, with the ground-breaking beginning in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign, and construction was completed seven years later with an ostentatious dedication. In a seven-day celebration, Solomon sacrificed 22,000 oxen and 120,000
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