In the Bible, Jedidiah is an alternative name for Solomon. Solomon was the son of King David and his wife, Bath-sheba.Continue Reading
The bestowing of this name is variously attributed to God, the prophet Nathan or David, but it is only used in a handful of instances before the name Solomon takes over. In any case, the name Jedidiah is widely understood among biblical scholars to be symbolic of God's acceptance of the child, especially by comparison to David's earlier, illegitimate child, who died shortly after birth.
It is translated as 'beloved of Jah (or God)', and occurrences of this name can be found in 2 Samuel 12:24-25.Learn more about The Bible
While some events in the Bible may have archaeological support, many do not, and as a result, the Bible is generally not considered to be a true record of all historical events mentioned within its pages. The historical accuracy of the Bible is a controversial topic however, with proponents of both sides of the debate using archaeological discoveries to support and debunk various Bible accounts.Full Answer >
"This, too, shall pass" does not appear in any translation of the Bible that is available in modern times. There are several possible origins of the phrase. Some attribute it to King Solomon, others believe it comes from a fable by Persian Sufi poets and still others think it stems from an old English poem by Deor.Full Answer >
The earliest books of the Bible were written more than 1,000 years before the Koran, and the New Testament was completed at least five centuries earlier. The oldest books of the Bible were written between 1000 and 500 B.C.Full Answer >
The Bible, which ranks as the world's most-read book, has sold 3.9 billion copies. However, many more copies have been given away for free, meaning the actual number of bibles in circulation is unknown. Additionally, since the Bible is sold worldwide, calculating exact numbers becomes tricky.Full Answer >