The Judgment of Solomon

The Judgment of Solomon

Judgement of Solomon: ​a judgement that is very hard to make

Oxford Dictionary

One of the most famous biblical stories of the outstanding wisdom of King Solomon, which won the expression “The Judgment of Solomon” relates to the clever tactic by which Solomon resolved a literally unsolvable dispute. The story related in Kings 3:16-28, tells of two prostitutes who came before King Solomon, bringing with them a single baby boy.

Each mother told the same story: that they both lived together, that both had given birth to a child, that one child was dead in the morning and that the live child was hers. Each mother accused the other, that after having discovered that her child had died during the night, its mother had stolen the other mother’s live baby and replaced it with the dead child. Thus, each mother claimed, on waking up in the morning, she had discovered a dead child on her breast, which was not hers.

In a dispute such as this, where there is no evidence or witness, King Solomon’s solution is fascinating. After some deliberation, he called for a sword to be brought before him. He declared that there was only one fair solution, namely, that the live child should be split in two, each woman receiving half of the child. Upon hearing this terrible verdict, the baby’s true mother cried out in horror and anguish, “Please, My Lord, give her the live child – do not kill him!” However, the liar, in her bitter jealousy, exclaimed, “It shall be neither mine nor yours – divide it!” Realizing that a true mother’s instincts are to protect her child, Solomon instantly gave the baby to the real mother, who was willing to relinquish her baby in order to save its life.

King Solomon The story of Solomon’s audacious verdict, which flushed out the truth in the dispute and revealed who had spoken the truth and who had lied, has been often used metaphorically, to depict a decision, which may risk destroying the subject matter of the dispute itself, rather than allowing either disputing party to share in it. Ironically, of course, in the biblical story, Solomon in his wisdom indeed avoided the destruction of the subject matter of the dispute, namely the baby, and pronounced a true judgment, based on his profound knowledge of human nature.

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2 Derrick Williams released after 18 years


Gepubliceerd op 4 apr. 2011

A Manatee County man who has spent the last 18 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit was released from prison.

3 Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 39 Years

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15 mei 2017

Ricky Jackson spent nearly 4 decades behind bars, but thanks to the work of the Ohio Innocence Project and Mark Godsey, he was exonerated. He shares his incredible story.

4  – Jimmy Bain Released From Prison

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Gepubliceerd op 17 dec. 2009

Jimmy Bain is released from prison after 35 years behind bars.
Only because of his skin color he had to suffer so much…
Kelly Clark
Why did your god let you be wrongfully convicted?
Kendra Browne
Wonderfully answered questions……keep being humble and giving thanks to God. I’m so happy for you and your family. Sorry you all went through this sad ordeal for 35 years but God is still good!
This is just a disaster.
In any case it would be better to leave the case open as a “cold case” rather than convicting somebody on very shaky evidence, if anything at all. Punishing somebody for decades or even life for something they did not commit is the biggest crimes of all. Thank you Innocence Project for giving them a voice and helping their exoneration. Prosecutors sentencing people to life term should be prosecuted and punished as well. Often, they do not even apologize after a successful exoneration which is really the tip of the iceberg. Just can’t believe that!

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De vrijgelaten Jimmy beantwoordt na het woord tot het publiek door de verantwoordelijke van het project,
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5 Wrongful Convictions Statistics – The Stuff of Nightmares – Episode # 2


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The United States criminal justice system is not perfect. There are a number of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit. This video covers a few of their stories and examines the statistics of wrongful convictions and exonerations. From compensating an exoneree to the average number of years spent in prison, please enjoy this animated informational video. P.S. DNA is not the only means by which individuals have been exonerated.

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6 – 5 Worst & Most Tragic Cases of Wrongful Conviction in History


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Gepubliceerd op 17 dec. 2016

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With the huge success of the Netflix original, Making a murderer, the world got a chance to see to the struggles and torment of a potentially wrongly convicted person, and although the case of Steven Avery is an extreme example…. There are an unfortunate amount of people who have been accused of horrendous crimes they did not commit, some of which are in fact executed, only to be posthumously exonerated through the use DNA testing or campaigns like the innocence project… Here are five people who were wrongly convicted for crimes they had absolutely no involvement in…..

7 – Top 10 Falsely Convicted People


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Gepubliceerd op 18 mei 2016

Everyone’s been accused of something they didn’t do – but not everyone spends time in prison for it.

8 – 10 Innocent People Wrongly Executed

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Gepubliceerd op 11 apr. 2016

You might not have committed the crime, but you can still face a death sentence. Sometimes the judge charges wrong person, other times no crime was committed at all. AllTime10s gives you 10 Innocent People Wrongly Executed.

9 – 10 Craziest Cases Of Wrongful Imprisonment

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10 Best Elevator Pranks – Best Of Just For Laughs Gags


9 dec. 2012

We knew our elevator pranks were appreciated, but didn’t realize they were so appreciated that some people are actually re-shooting our exact same scenarios. In this context, we give you volume one of the very best of our original elevator pranks!
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