Solomon’s Wisdom – 1 Kings 3:5-15

Aladdin using Solomon's Wisdom
Aladdin using Solomon’s Wisdom

On Monday we learned about the characters from the anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. On that day we learned about the predicament of Alibaba being the chosen one to lead his people to growth and prosperity but he felt he was unworthy. We used that to remind us about how Moses was chosen by God and felt that he was unworthy to lead the his people out of Egypt from the clutches of the Pharaoh. Today, we will focus on Aladdin, the mysterious Magi who chose Alibaba to be a future king and his best friend.

Aladdin uses a special ability that he gained from his old djinn friend¬†Ugo, Solomon’s Wisdom. Solomon’s Wisdom in this series is a special ability that only Aladdin has. It gives him the power to see and understand, all present, past, and future. He becomes an omniscient being when using the ability. He also gains the power to summon spirits of those that has passed away so they can say their last goodbyes. A very useful ability in the series. However, he seems to use it more like a power boost to his own mystical abilities.

The most interesting thing about Solomon’s Wisdom the ability is how he got it in the first place and what it actually does. How he actually uses it. It’s very similar to the son of King David, King Solomon that we read about in the Kings and Chronicles books of the bible. Not sure how? Well let’s discuss.

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Alibaba, Prince of Balbadd- Exodus 3:1 – 4:17

The King of Balbadd chooses a successor in Alibaba
The King of Balbadd chooses a successor in Alibaba – Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

I have fallen in love with the show Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. It’s an awesome fantasy anime and manga from the writer and illustrator Shinobu Ohtaka. It follows Aladdin, not the King of Thieves but a Magi and his friends Alibaba and Morgiana. Each of them have their own situations that they are dealing with in life. Morgiana a powerful fighter and ex-slave looking for home, Aladdin who wants to help his friend Alibaba as much as he can. Which leads to the story of our third character Alibaba.

Alibaba is one of the princes of the Balbadd Kingdom, a fictional kingdom in this story that has been ravaged with an unforgivable caste system that left many in the slums or junkyard of the city.¬†The King had three sons but what made Alibaba special is that he was raised in those slums and taught how to be part of nobility. His other sons were raised in their nobility and doesn’t know and understand the plight of the people.

As the King was sick he chose Alibaba as his successor of his rule of the Balbadd Kingdom because he was not corrupted or weak minded like his brothers. He believed he was perfectly chosen to guide the kingdom into prosperity with a leader that the people can believe in and will have the people’s best interest in mind. It made me think of someone else in the bible that when he was approached with a proposition to help the masses and save his people who suffered he turned it down. And it wasn’t a dying King who made the request for this man. It was from a God who spoke through a burning bush.

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Alibaba, Prince of Balbadd- Exodus 3:1 – 4:17