1 Kings 10:1-13
Solomon became famous throughout the world. The Queen of Sheba (possibly modern Yemen) heard of him and want to see for herself. So she put together a caravan of camels and brought spices, gold and precious stones as gifts to King Solomon. The gold was 120 talents, which is about 9,000 pounds! That is more than the average weight of an adult male Asian elephant!
When the queen questioned King Solomon, he was able to answer all her questions. No question was too hard for Solomon!! The queen was also greatly impressed with his palace and how it was run. She said that his prosperity and wisdom even exceeded what she had heard. Solomon then sent her home with generous gifts. God had truly answered Solomon’s prayer for wisdom!
Weigh several different items. Figure out how many of each you would need to equal 9,000 pounds.