This impatiently awaited volume depicts King Shlomo's reign, which culminated in the building of the Bais Hamikdash. We gain insight into the reasons motivating this G-d-fearing king and wisest of human beings to marry a large number of foreign women. The story continues with the tragic split of Eretz Yisrael into two kingdoms. The establishment of images under Yeravam's rule led to idol worship and eventually to the Ba'al cult in Achav's time. To counteract it, the miracle worker and prophet Eliyahu was sent to that kingdom. Teachings and parables drawn from our Sages are women into the text, aiding us in incorporating their lessons into our daily lives. Recommended for ages 10 and up.