“According to Scripture, Solomon was in Gibeon making his usual sacrifices (1 Kgs. 3:4).  While he was there, YHWH appeared to him in a dream and asked what he wanted (1 Kgs. 3:5).  Solomon responded, “Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil.” (1 Kgs. 3:9).  This request pleased the Lord so much that he not only granted Solomon’s request for “understanding” and “discernment” but also added, “I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor all your life;”


Charles River Editors, King Solomon and Temple of Solomon: The History of the Jewish King and His Temple
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