Naamah (wife of Solomon)

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Depiction by Giovanni Battista Venanzi of King Solomon being led astray into idolatry in his old age by his wives, 1668.

Naamah (Hebrew: נַעֲמָה‎, romanizedNa'amah, lit. 'pleasant; lovely') was one of the 700 wives and concubines of King Solomon and mother of his heir, Rehoboam, according to both 1 Kings 14:21-31, and 2 Chronicles 12:13 in the Hebrew Bible.[1] She was an Ammonite, and was the Queen Mothers of Israel or Judah who was a foreigner.[2] She was also the only one of Solomon's wives to be mentioned, within the Hebrew Bible, as having borne a child.

Naamah is mentioned in Bava Kamma 38b Moses had previously been warned by God not to make war upon the Ammonites, Molech worshippers, Naamah was to descend from them.[3]


  • Namaah was a wife to Noah, as well. she was the daughter of Lemech in Genesis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1 Kings 14:21 and 2 Chronicles 12:13
  2. ^ The Book of Kings states that King Solomon married many foreign wives Berlyn, P. J. (1996). "The Great Ladies". Jewish Bible Quarterly. 24 (1): 28.
  3. ^ "The Jewish Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2007-08-05.