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King Solomon

The Religious Affiliation of
King Solomon
 

Religion: Jewish prophet CBR Scale: M

Name: King Solomon

Other Names: Jedidiah; Sulayman

Classification: supporting character supporting character   clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader   real/historical person real/historical person  

Publisher(s): Marvel DC

Earliest Appearance Listed in This Database: Old Testament (926 B.C.): "2 Samuel"

Earliest Appearance Listed in This Database (Additional Details): (Marvel comic) Black Panther (vol. 1) #1 (Jan. 1977): "King Solomon's Frog!"

Number of Appearances: 17

   Comic Book Appearances: 3

   TV, Film Appearances: 14

Birth Place: Jerusalem, Israel

Gender: male

Note: son of David

The Eastern Orthodox Church and Islam both clearly regard Solomon as a great prophet. Other religious traditions, including other Christian denominations, do not necessarily regard Solomon as a "prophet" in the same way that other figures (for example, Solomon's contemporary Nathan) are regarded as prophets of God. Solomon's wisdom was famous, but he was also a fallen figure who fell out of favor with God. How (or whether) he is regarded as a "prophet" varies somewhat depending on the religious tradition or Biblical commentator consulted.

In Marvel comics, Solomon was first seen in a flashback in Black Panther #1 (Jan. 1977). King Solomon's Tomb is the location of a Black Panther adventure, and the source of the powerful magical items known as "King Solomon's Frogs." These items have the power to move people and objects through vast distances of both time and space.


This character is in the following 6 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Black Panther (vol. 1) #1 (Jan. 1977): "King Solomon's Frog!"
Justice League of America (vol. 2) #1 (Oct. 2006): "The Tornado's Path, Chapter One: Life" (mentioned)
Justice League: Cry for Justice
Old Testament (926 B.C.): "2 Samuel"
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) (mentioned)


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon
  - http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0034776/
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/soason.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/kinkiz.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/bra.htm
  - http://scriptures.lds.org/en/bd/s/90
  - https://www.comics.org/issue/30658/
  - http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=37447
  - https://www.comics.org/issue/503666/