Previously,it was established that King Solomon got his wealth mainly from the gold of Ophir.

However,what is interesting about that is:

“The king had a fleet of trading ships at sea along with the ships of Hiram.Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.”-1 Kings 10:22

It took three years for a single shipment to get back from Ophir.

Historical facts revealed that the departure and arrival of the ships would probably have taken 7 years altogether:Three full years to get to Ophir,then the men would dig the gold for one year,and then another three years before the ship would get to Solomon!

A modern mind may not understand what these men must have gone through in those times of crude technology.

To be continued…