She was daughter of Lamech by his wife Zillah, and sister, as is expressly mentioned, to Tubal-cain. The aim of his wars was no longer to save Israel but to control trade routes and subjugate surrounding nations, taking over their land and using their people as forced labor. Was life now much different from Egypt, where they had been the slaves of Pharaoh? Above, the fantasy: Visit of the Queen of Sheba, Edward Poynter Below, the more modest reality: Throne Room at Knossos. She had a crowded life, yet there is virtually no trace of her. One of the four women whose names are preserved in the records of the world before the flood; all except Eve being Cainites. When Solomon died his son to Naamah became King. As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. Naamah, a princess of Ammon, (part of present day Jordan) arrives in Jerusalem at age fourteen to marry King Solomon and develops a complex relationship with another wife, Pharaoh’s Daughter, traveling with her to Egypt to visit the ailing Pharaoh. 1 A daughter of Lamech and his wife Zillah, and the sister of Tubal-cain . MM. 1. In Gnostic Kabbalah, she is called Nahemah and is the Qliphah corresponding to the Sephirah Malkuth. She stood out from the crowd of women in the royal harem, so she must have had. The possible 19th century artists painted Solomon in a lavish palace; in fact, Solomon’s palace in Jerusalem was relatively modest in size. 2 One of the cities that was included in Judah’s “inheritance,” i.e., its portion of the promised land (1 Kings 14:21, 31). Naamah was from Ammon, a kingdom to the east of Jerusalem (see right center of map). The Temple of Dendur, Egypt. and if she survived the birth of her youngest child and lived into old age, she saw the beginnings of the disintegration of the united kingdoms of Israel and Judah. His reign marks the historical mid point between two ways of selecting a leader –. 22 And Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked the Lord to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, worse than their fathers had done. Could Bathsheba simply have edited her daughter-in-law out of history? Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. ), certainly an exaggeration of the real numbers but a graphic indication of how extraordinarily fond he was of women. She is the lover and/or wife of some of the most formidable angels, Demons, and biblical heroes, including Azazel, Samael, Samyaza, Solomon, and Noah (and maybe his son, too). But the population had tripled in the past two centuries, and more land had to be opened up for farming. He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods.’. People blamed much of this social upheaval on the power and influence of Solomon’s foreign wives, among whom Naamah was prominent. And so on and so on and so on. Naamah (wife of Solomon), mother of Rehoboam Naamah, a city of Canaan , listed in Joshua as having been conquered and subsequently settled by the Tribe of Judah Naamah (demon) , one of the demonic wives of the archangel Samael in the Zohar Flemish tapestry, fifteenth century. She is simply referred to as ‘the Ammonite’, in much to same way that Marie Antoinette was referred to as ‘the Austrian’, a disparaging title summing up the hostility of the common people to a marriage between their king and a princess from a country they mistrusted. This took large amounts of money and careful organisation, which were things only a central administration could provide. There was an error while trying to create your account. Solomon’s Temple was probably similar in design, If she lived past Solomon’s death, she saw, A royal woman’s status depended on her ability to bear a son to the king. This may have been so, but Solomon also used marriage to cement relations between Israel and the surrounding territories and nations. 24 And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. 26 And he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house; he took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made. He not only tolerated worship of the foreign deities favoured by his wives, but took part in it. Her children include the Nephilim, Shedim, and Ashmodai. Unfortunately her influence was the downfall of Solomon’s greatness. He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites. 27 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brass shields, and gave them to the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king’s house. Your Faithlife account signs you in to all our sites. Naamah was one of the many wives of Solomon – the biblical text says he had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines (! Naamah . She had a crowded life, yet there is virtually no trace of her. Daughter of Zillah and Lamech in the list of Cain’s descendants (, The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated), 1. On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites. Before the consolidation of the Hebrew tribes, there had been. Naaman was mother of Rehoboam, the king who succeeded Solomon. But things were not so easy for ordinary people, and Naamah witnessed a period of extraordinary social transition. Did her origins as an Ammonite make her so unpopular that it was better to simply gloss over her story, ignore her, pretend she hardly existed? Rehoboam was the new King, making his mother Naamah his adviser and not his wife. Was there a lack of information because her life was cut short in childbirth? The upper area had houses, but was not fortified. This would have caused resentment among the priests of Yahweh, who were extremely powerful. The daughter of Lamech and Zillah who were descendents of Cain, and sister of Tubal-cain, the inventor of cutting tools (, 2. The only wife of King Solomon known by her personal name was Naamah, the Ammonite princess, mother of Rehoboam, heir to thre throne. Naamah – Ammonite princess, wife of King Solomon, mother of King Rehoboam, Daily Life – Prayer – Paintings – Books of the Bible – Bible Paintings, the Jerusalem Temple and palace treasures, Yahwist and Canaanite religious practices, from messy, more or less democratic tribal election towards. Then as now, luxury and comfort were perks of the rich and highly placed. By registering for an account, you agree to Faithlife’s, The most advanced Bible dictionary as a part of, 2. He had a different vision of what a king should be: a hereditary political monarch rather than a popularly acclaimed leader.