When a king died, his successor inherited his wives and concubines. Women were property in ancient eastern cultures.

Song of Solomon 6:8, “There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.” Modern English Version

Reuben would have inherited his father’s concubines. He slept with one before his father’s death and it cost him his birthright, (see Genesis 35:22; 49:4; 1 Chronicles 5:1).

Absalom tried to prove he was king by sleeping with his father’s concubines, (see 2 Samuel 16:20-22). Adonijah tried to steal the kingdom by asking to marry Abishag, the Shunammite, (see 1 Kings 1:1-4; 2:13-35).

The queens and concubines referred to here were King Davids. Solomon would not have written so eloquently about his bride if she were Bride #69.

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