Solomon's father was David. He became Kind of Israel in the year 2924. In the year 2928 in the fourth year of his reign, 480 years after the Children of Israel's exodus from Egypt he began building a temple for HaShem. It was completed in the year 2935. He reigned for 40 years and died in the year 2964. His son Rehoboam reigned in his place. He was buried in the City of David.