1 Kings 3:16

preferring wisdom, obtains wisdom, riches, and honour.
Overview - 1 Kings 3
Solomon marries Pharaoh's daughter.
High places being in use, Solomon sacrifices at Gibeon.
Solomon at Gibeon, in the choice which God gave him,
16 Solomon's judgment makes him renowned.
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1 Kings 3:16  (King James Version)
Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.

two women
Leviticus 19:29 ; Deuteronomy 23:17 ; Joshua 2:1

The word {zanoth,} rendered harlots, is here translated by the Targumist, the best judge in this case, {pundekon,} "tavern-keepers:" see on Joshua 2:1 .
Judges 11:1
Had these women been harlots, it is not likely that they would have dared to appear before Solomon; nor is it likely that such persons would have been permitted in the reign of David. Their husbands might at this time have been following their necessary occupations in distant parts.

Exodus 18:13 Exodus 18:16 ; Numbers 27:2