Repentance never fails 02 July 2017 AnneT Blog, Solomon First in the Solomon Series O Solomon, Solomon, from the heights to the depths, and then back to a level place, but never again to the heights? We see you in history, the second son of King David and Bathsheba, replacing the child conceived when Bathsheba was Uriah's wife. Called from your birth Jedidiah, "Beloved of Jehovah," Nathan prophesied the upswing of your life and confirmed that there was real repentance in your father's heart for his sins against Uriah and God. (2 Sam 12:25) His repentance cast a brilliancy on your life to save you from meaninglessness (Ec 1:2 et al) after your downturn. Here begins a study of Solomon... Author of Proverbs, Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes The first son of David born when he was king in Jerusalem The builder of the Temple, and The last king of the undivided kingdom.