B    NILLA ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Dr. Michael A. Bonilla - Biblical Archaeologist & Author
Replica of King Solomon's Sword
Notice the (2) cherubims on the sides of the Ark of the Covenant
and not standing on top of the mercy-seat like shown on 99%
of the images found on bibles, libraries and the internet.
"Then came there two women,  that were harlots,  unto the king,  and stood before him.  And
the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of
a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that
this woman was delivered also:  and we were together;  there was no stranger with us in the
house,  save we two in the house.  And  this  woman's child died in the night;  because  she
overlaid  it.  And  she  arose  at  midnight,  and  took  my  son  from  beside  me,  while  thine
handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I
rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it
in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. And the other woman said, Nay;
but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son,
and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. Then said the king, The one saith,
This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith,  Nay;  but thy son is
the dead, and my son is the living. And the king said, bring me a sword. And they brought a
sword before the king.  And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the
one, and half to the other.  Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king,
for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and
in no wise slay it.  But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the
king answered and said,  Give her the living child,  and in no wise slay it: she is the mother
thereof.  And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged;  and they feared
the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment."

1 Kings 3: 16-28 KJV
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