Master Hiram and King Solomon Paperback / softback
980 B.C. Having succeeded in bringing peace and prosperity to his people, King Solomon, the son of David, is determined to build a magnficient temple on the rock of Jerusalem.
A temple where the sacred Ark of the Covenant could be housed.
A temple to rival in splendour the great pyramids of Egypt: a land he both loathed and admired.
As no Hebrew craftsman could succeed in such an enterprise, Solomon summoned an expert mason from Phoenicia: Master Hiram, a strange, solitary man well-versed in the innovative techniques of Egyptian architecture.
So began an uneasy friendship between the King and the craftsman.
A friendship which bridged two very different cultures and civilisations.
A friendship thrown in turmoil when the two men fell in love with the same woman: Balkis, the beautiful Queen of Sheba.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 05/01/2004
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780671028572