1 Kings 3 – Chapters 3 & 4. The Famous Baby Litigation. Two women, one live baby, one dead baby, who is the mother of the live child, and which is the mother of the dead one. You think you know? The true identity of the real mother will shock you, just as it did the people in Solomon's days, and thus solidified for him a reputation for being profoundly wise. This is a lesson which explains subtle nuances, rational logic and penetrating wisdom. This lesson also discusses Solomon's political alliance with Egypt, and why this is such an important lesson for us to learn today. Finally, we also discuss Solomon's dream and request for wisdom. We review how this dream is different from all other dreams recorded in the Bible, and why it is so.