Chapter 57. King Hiram and Solomon’s Wars

God had appeared twice to Solomon, yet Solomon allowed himself to be led astray. For doing so, God proclaimed the northern tribes would later split away, leaving only Judah, Benjamin, and some Levites governed by the Davidic bloodline. God then raised up an adversary against Solomon, the patronymically named King Hadad (Adar and Adad according to Josephus) of Edom. Hadad descended from the “king’s seed in Edom” the roy-el Horim bloodline. Accordingly, Solomon’s nemesis rose up out of David’s Aramaean campaign against Hadadezer. After the Edomites were defeated in Salt Valley, Joab’s men slew every male in Edom, but Hadad, a boy at that time, fled to Egypt with the aid of his father’s servants. Pharaoh found favor in Hadad, so much so that Pharaoh provided the sister of his wife in marriage for Hadad that beget a new pure-blood elvin/fairy/pharaonic dynasty in exile. Hadad’s wife bore a son named Gunubath, who was raised in Pharaoh’s royal court with Pharaoh’s children.

One deduces the favor Pharoah found in Hadad was based upon a kin dynastic bloodline from the Aboriginal dukes/allowphiym of Seir. Hadad, Hadar, Hadadezer, and Behadad according to Ellicott’s Commentary were titles for the Edomite and Syrian kings from the royal family of the Horim of Genesis 36, and a Syriac title of genealogical descent from the sun god cognate to the Pharaoh title and royal bloodline. Josephus noted that in the days of David, ten generations of kings reigned in Syria with the Hadad title of their royal bloodline. Hadad of Solomon’s generation was viewed as the “last scion of his royal house” in Edom. This often overlooked narrative reflects the respect Hadad’s bloodline maintained throughout the ancient world.

After news reached Egypt that David and his chief general Joab had died, Hadad returned to Edom to oppose Solomon and to renew the Amalekite, Edomite, Rephaim blood oath against Israel.

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