I learned a bunch of incredible things today that I bet you didn’t know: one bit of trivia is that King Solomon’s favorite temple was built by special demon technology, which Solomon controlled with a magic ring.
The story starts with a spirit or Jinni (where we get the word “Genie”). In one version, he was stealing gemstones because they allowed him to suck out a little bit of the sun’s energy; in another version, he was drinking the blood of a boy Solomon liked (root of the vampire legend starts here??)
Solomon then prayed fervently to God to deliver the wicked spirit into his hands for punishment. At once his prayer was answered. The archangel Michael appeared before the
King, and put into his hand the mightiest power that ever was or shall be in this world… a small, golden ring, inset with a seal of engraved stone.
And Michael said: ‘ Take this ring, O Solomon King, son of David, the gift which the Lord God hath sent unto thee. Wear this ring, and all the demons of the earth, both male and female, thou wilt command.’
Other sources describe the ring as made of pure gold, set with a single shamir stone; a diamond perhaps, or the same heavenly green shamir stone said to have been part of the Temple. The stone was cut and set in the form of an eight-rayed star. On it was engraved the hexagon seal, and within that the four letters of the ineffable name of God.
And so, Solomon burned the seal into the neck of Ornias as a brand of his sovereignty, and the Jinni from that moment did his bidding, and was given the task of cutting stones for the building of the Temple. Ornias is made to take the ring and brand Beelzebul (ruler of demons, was once highest angel in heaven = Satan). Solomon now controls ALL the demons.
Stone cutting technology?
God helped Moses by introducing him to a Shamir, a magical little worm that could cut stones with its glance. The demons did not know the whereabouts of any Shamir, but they suggested contacting their king, Asmodeus (another name for Satan).
In any version of the story, Solomon’s magic ring gave him powers over the fallen angels/demons, who had access to a stone cutting technology that enabled Solomon’s great temple to be built. This is important because in Jewish tradition, metal-working and using metal to brace the stones was forbidden; only stones could be used, except normal humans didn’t know how to make them! These myths suggest that the people reacting to Solomon’s temple said to themselves, gee – cutting and moving giant stones like that seems impossible, it must have been demons (such a tradition would never have arisen if the king depended on normal methods and mass human labor).
It is also interesting that they are described as magical little worms – if an ancient person saw stone cutting being done with laser or electricity, they might describe it in this away. In the larger discussion of who built the megalithic structures built all around the world during this time period (1000BC and prior) this may be evidence of some other race of humans or beings that had higher technology (that such a race existed is mentioned over and over again in world literature, including the Bible, which frequently describes the race of giants that had lived in the area before them, which were hybrids made from the “fallen angels” that mated with humans. Who these beings really were is uncertain… but assuming that they never existed is problematic.
The Ammonite king was furious, but nothing would persuade Naamah to part from Solomon. In the end the Ammonite king banished the couple to faraway, desert-like dunes. They wandered there for a long time, hungry and miserable, but finally reached a city not far from the sea. With the little money they had with them, Naamah bought a fish for their dinner. She opened the fish to clean it, and inside was a ring. Solomon looked at the ring, transfixed. This was his own protective magic ring, the one taken from him by Asmodeus. The demon obviously decided to throw it into the sea to get rid of it!
Solomon put the ring on his finger, and transported himself and his wife to Jerusalem, where Asmodeus masqueraded as the king for all these years. Wearing the magic ring, he faced the demon and commanded him to assume his true form and leave the palace. Asmodeus had no power to resist the ring, fled the palace, and Solomon returned to his former throne. But not without a price. The sight of Asmodeus in his true form was so incredibly hideous, that the king was terrified by nightmares for the rest of his life, and required his guard to watch his room every night. He also had to make himself known to his new father-in-law, the Ammonite king, which involved an unpleasant trial for the unjust banishing of the “cook” and his wife. But Solomon emerged from his own trials as a wiser and more humble man, and he and Naamah established the line that eventually will bring forth the Messiah.