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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-29-2016, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines

That's a thousand women right there, and no men on earth could satisfy 1000 beautiful women. He used the vast wisdom that God gave him and forged alliances and treaties with many kingdoms and tribes, and every time a treaty was sealed, he would receive an attractive woman as a present. He wrote some very erotic poems about his beautiful women.

What he did was wrong in the sight of God but God allowed him to exercise his free will to chase after his lust. Even though he had many gorgeous women at his beck and call, King Solomon never mentioned finding that virtuous woman he described in Proverbs 31 10:31. Somewhere in Ecclesiastes, I believe, he said he searched but did not find even one. He had quantity, not quality.

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Not crazy, not lazy, fun, slow to anger, thoughtful, great in bed,
Attractive, clean, loyal, faithful, has something other than me that she does that brings her happiness, likes taking care of a family and home, not a spendthrift, believes in God, treats people with respect, has a nice smile and uses it a lot, not arrogant, not vengeful, likes being outside, not a complAiner, industrious, good cook, takes care of things she owns, appreciates little things I do for her and shows it, motivates me/encourages me to be a better person, doesn't drink or do drugs, no addictions of any kind, honest, serious
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I know I couldn't satisfy 1000 women.

But I do know I would likely die a week or two into trying.

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1000? I'd settle for 3 (5 if several are LD).

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Not crazy, not lazy, fun, slow to anger, thoughtful, great in bed,
Attractive, clean, loyal, faithful, has something other than me that she does that brings her happiness, likes taking care of a family and home, not a spendthrift, believes in God, treats people with respect, has a nice smile and uses it a lot, not arrogant, not vengeful, likes being outside, not a complAiner, industrious, good cook, takes care of things she owns, appreciates little things I do for her and shows it, motivates me/encourages me to be a better person, doesn't drink or do drugs, no addictions of any kind, honest, serious
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Yeah, describes my wife perfectly - except, she's an atheist.

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Yeah, describes my wife perfectly - except, she's an atheist.
Your profile says you're in an open marriage, so she's not faithful (one of the qualities listed).
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The defective Y chromosome implies at least some level of mental instability.😉
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Your profile says you're in an open marriage, so she's not faithful (one of the qualities listed).
We have different definitions of what faithful means, and she is most certainly loyal and committed to our relationship.

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That's a thousand women right there, and no men on earth could satisfy 1000 beautiful women. He used the vast wisdom that God gave him and forged alliances and treaties with many kingdoms and tribes, and every time a treaty was sealed, he would receive an attractive woman as a present. He wrote some very erotic poems about his beautiful women.

What he did was wrong in the sight of God but God allowed him to exercise his free will to chase after his lust. Even though he had many gorgeous women at his beck and call, King Solomon never mentioned finding that virtuous woman he described in Proverbs 31 10:31. Somewhere in Ecclesiastes, I believe, he said he searched but did not find even one. He had quantity, not quality.

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Interesting post.. I will never understand why it was OK or why any man would need all these wives, concubines, or even if this was anywhere near true, this is rather insane & makes one question everything in the Bible ... What happened to the Adam & Eve thing, taking his rib.. one woman to satisfy?

Was it all GREED... Lust turned to GREED... I wonder if it's just like another "Parable" .. illustrating that none of these things, the never ending beauties can satisfy.. using Solomon's example....

My husband would say 1 woman is enough.. .. I asked him once if he ever wondered if the grass was greener.. he said something like "No No".. and spoke how it was over loaded with fertilizer here.. with a happy

The things I wanted, hoped, dreamed in a husband :

We'd both put "faithful" at the very top.. without this. it all crumbles , and renders the relationship without a foundation to build upon..

A man with Work Ethic.. it was never about riches, or climbing ladders of success but faithfulness on the job, as an employee & in how he handles $$, not wasting it.. this would allow for us to build a responsible life together, paying our bills, saving for the future etc..

A Family man.. a woman needs to be sure the man is the "family man" type..if she wants some little ones... enjoys kids, doesn't see them as a burden, or that is barking up the wrong tree !

An affectionate caring man, easy to talk to , one who listens too! ...Communication is so vital in a healthy relationship...it's another form of intimacy....

So many other little things, having a shared vision on where to live (we both loved the country)...enjoying ENOUGH of the same things -to keep us close...similar values, beliefs - very important for harmony... that's at the top of my head.

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That's a thousand women right there, and no men on earth could satisfy 1000 beautiful women. He used the vast wisdom that God gave him and forged alliances and treaties with many kingdoms and tribes, and every time a treaty was sealed, he would receive an attractive woman as a present. He wrote some very erotic poems about his beautiful women.

What he did was wrong in the sight of God but God allowed him to exercise his free will to chase after his lust. Even though he had many gorgeous women at his beck and call, King Solomon never mentioned finding that virtuous woman he described in Proverbs 31 10:31. Somewhere in Ecclesiastes, I believe, he said he searched but did not find even one. He had quantity, not quality.

What are the things you look for in a wife/husband?
Interesting thing, this.

He may have been outdone by Genghis Khan. Historians and genetic [genome] researchers have recently said [2003] that his genes are in [1 in 200] modern men.

Actions have consequences. How has this played out in the grand scheme of things. Did his pelvic action advance mankind, or did it hold us back?

This....This is the nub of the stick that pokes me in the eye when the light of day energizes my optic nerve....SunCMars.... The Allegory of the Cave--> On this, I did a '180' and stepped out.

The Lion in Winter. Invictus..By Will, Shall... Saved from harm by my friends.
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Wise and a dumb ass at the same time.
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Re: King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines

I'm not sure what the point is of the OP. There have always been people who have done bad things. Some of them were wise in some areas but they were not good people.

Much of the Bible are stories about what should not be done. Solomon might have done some good, but he is also seen as a sinner... marrying many foreign women and allowing them to bring idolatry and him even practicing adulatory are some of the sins that he committed.
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I'm not sure what the point is of the OP.
Two points: 1) A virtuous woman is hard to find (he looked but he did not find), and 2) Don't choose a wife based on superficial criteria like he did.

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If 30%-40% of the women in question were LD and he had to do 180's and NMMNG or MMSLP on them how did he keep track? Sounds like a troll
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