I Kings 4 – Chapter 5. The Wisdom of Solomon, Occult Legend, and the Building of the Temple. Solomon's government represents a large bureaucracy. Keeping a well equipped standing army in peace time, a moral lesson for us today. Solomon is praised as a wise man beyond compare. His knowledge consisted of everything in the natural world, and in the supernatural. Beginning of the legends of Solomonic Magic, as seen in later literature. Solomon's continued alliance with Tyre. Hiram, the King, and “Hiram the Builder,” the beginnings of a Masonic legend.