Queen of Sheba is chapter 10, not chapter 12—and it is Zenith time because beginning with 11:1 it is all down hill until Jeremiah gets hauled off to Egypt.
Building a temple is so fun, who can stop with just one?
First we are told that Hiram was displeased with the cities Solomon had given his partner in business and construction.
hard questions, difficult sayings or problems: chidot, "riddles".
Under this King there was Abdemon, a very youth in age; who always conquered the difficult problems which Solomon King of Jerusalem commanded him to explain. Dius also makes mention of him, where he says thus; When Abibalus was dead, his son Hiram reigned. He raised the eastern parts of the city higher; and made the city it self larger. He also joined the temple of Jupiter, which before stood by it self, to the city, by raising a bank in the middle between them; and he adorned it with donations of gold. Moreover he went up to mount Libanus, and cut down materials of wood for the building of the temples. He says also, that Solomon, who was then King of Jerusalem, sent riddles to Hiram; and desired to receive the like from him: but that he who could not solve them should pay money to them that did solve them: and that Hiram accepted the conditions; and when he was not able to solve the riddles, [proposed by Solomon,] he paid a great deal of money for his fine. But that he afterward did solve the proposed riddles by means of Abdemon, a man of Tyre: and that Hiram proposed other riddles; which when Solomon could not solve, he paid back a great deal of money to Hiram. This it is which Dius wrote.
Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not. And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day. ( I Kings 9:11-13)
Cabul: "binding" H3521 - from the same as H3525 in the sense of limitation;; n pr loc
H3525 - kebel, "bonds","fetters", from an unused root meaning to twine or braid together
cf. cobble: to make or put together roughly or hastily often used with together or up cobble together an agreement, cobble up a temporary solution.
What are these cities that Solomon cobbled together?
1 Kings 9
13 And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day.
14 And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold.
Apparently he didn't get the riddle.
Discover the unknown. It's the Spirit of Revelation, which is the Spirit of Elohim. And God said, "Let there be light." And there was light.