Jerusalem was a great temple, which he built to glorify God.
He built it in keeping with the verses in Deuteronomy ch.12, in order to sanctify God's name.
G-d instructed him to build it.
King Solomon was a righteous man who understood the principle of building Temples. He knew the importance of the sacred ordinances that are only performed in such an edifice.
These holy sanctuaries wherein sacred ordinances, rites and ceremonies are performed which pertain to salvation and exaltation in the kingdom of God.
Solomon's building projects helped and hurt Israel by having a prayer temple to go to, but also using a lot of the money to build it. I had the same question for History Class with Ms. Lopez... hope you get an A+ :]
Alicia L. 6D
Kavachi is an underwater volcano located in solomon