A King's Prayer and a Kingdom's Hope. Biblical Reflection for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time A By Father Thomas Rosica, CSB
TORONTO, JULY 19, 2011 (Zenit.org).- It is important to know the historical background for today's first reading from 1 Kings 3:5; 7-12. Solomon had just been installed as the third king of Israel. The lot of leadership fell to him, the favored son of Bathsheba.