How did wise women choose a husband in ancient times?

In a previous post, King Solomon, Wife Choice Wisdom, I surmised in a novel how King Solomon, based on his proverbs, answered the Queen of Sheba’s question how a wise man chooses a wife. In this post, the Queen explains how a wise woman will choose a husband.based on an ancient wise saying.
“A bitch in her search for food gave birth to a poor litter.”

I surmised in the novel that the Queen of Sheba brought up this saying in two different conversations with King Solomon. In the following novel excerpt, she explains a second interpretation of this saying along with an insight wisdom of women. The novel is a contemporary application of a story form to promote understanding of proverbs and ancient wise sayings in relation to our modern times.


“Solomon, a while back, I poised this question to you. What do men really know about the workings of woman? I also quoted a Babylonian wise saying. “The bitch in her search for food gave birth to a poor litter.” There is another meaning to this saying, which I will now reveal to you along with an insight wisdom of women, which hopefully may help you to understand us better. Perhaps this information will also reduce the amount of time you now spend on your palace roof alone in order to survive and cope with all your wives.”

She then paused purposely, as if to gain my attention to what she would say. My face must have exposed my now intense curious interest of what new surprise she would expose about her personal perceptions.

“Please, by all means, tell me, what is this insight of women we men do not understand?” I prodded her.

“My dear Solomon, another meaning for this saying is this. A man may think he chooses the woman to bear his child. When in fact it the woman who chooses the father she will willingly mate with. While customs and traditions may engage a man to first propose marriage, it is the prerogative of the woman to first access the attributes of the man.”

“If she is wise about her choice, she will strive to marry a man of character along with the potential of being capable of providing for her litter. She will love and respect him, and her litter will esteem their father and learn to emulate from his character. In other words, she should use wisdom in choosing a father because the quality of her litter will be affected by her choice.”

Source: As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka.

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Original post 6/8/2016