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Like his father, Solomon was also revered as a poet.
The biblical Song of Solomon is attributed to him—albeit spuriously and likely because of his posthumous fame—in the opening verse.
His reputation as a great lover, reflected in the size of his harem, is appropriately a major theme in the Song of Solomon.
Postbiblical tradition attributed later works to him: the apocryphal Wisdom of Solomon, on the one hand, and the The biblical account of his reign states that Solomon’s personal prestige and genius were required to perpetuate the powerful nation he had acquired from his father and then further strengthened.
Palestine was destined to be an important centre because of its strategic location for trade by land and sea.Although some scholars claim to have discovered artifacts that corroborate the biblical account of his reign in the early 10th century , others claim that the archaeological record strongly suggests that the fortified cities and even the Temple of Jerusalem actually emerged more than a century later.In the latter view, the kingdom of Solomon was far from the vast empire that the biblical narrative describes.The Druze community in Israel is officially recognized as a separate religious entity with its own courts (with jurisdiction in matters of personal status - marriage, divorce, maintenance and adoption) and spiritual leadership.Their culture is Arab and their language Arabic but they opted against mainstream Arab nationalism in 1948 and have since served (first as volunteers, later within the draft system) in the Israel Defense Forces and the Border Police.