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How many children did King Solomon have?


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The Bible mentions only one son, Rehoboam (1 Kings 11:43, Matthew 1:7), in whose time the nation of Israel split into the northern kingdom, which later came to be known as Samaria, and the southern kingdom, known as Judah.

Some sources refer to a son by the Queen of Sheba, but this isn't mentioned in the Bible.

According to I Kings 4, Solomon had at least two daughters: Taphath and Basemath.

Given that Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines (1 Kings 11:3) it's very likely the number of children is much larger, but the Bible doesn't give that information.