It is very interesting that the Koran preserves that Solomon was not the literal son of David. Chapter 14 of "A & P" contains a discussion as to why Solomon was mistakenly named as the son of David in the Kings/Chronicles narrative.
The name Jacob actually was an epithet of the god Re. Re was a usurper ("grabber") but also the beloved son of Ya (Ea/Ptah). In the upcoming essay, "Jacob as Incarnation of Re", I will be discussing the traditional names given to the 12 sons of Jacob-Israel and how they were also derived from members of the ancient pantheon.
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