Hello what an interesting question, the mother of the king should ask a request of her son that seems to be Treason. In the dictionary the word Treason = The crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government. the action of betraying someone or something. the crime of murdering someone to whom the murderer owed allegiance, such as a master or husband.
What does treason mean in simple words?
Definition of treason
1: the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family. 2: the betrayal of a trust: treachery.
What is an example of a treason?
Treason is the crime of betraying your country, for example by helping its enemies or by trying to remove its government using violence. They were tried and found guilty of treason.
Is treason still punishable by death?
Penalty: Under U.S. Code Title 18, the penalty is death, or not less than five years' imprisonment (with a minimum fine of $10,000, if not sentenced to death). Any person convicted of treason against the United States also forfeits the right to hold public office in the United States.
What are the 3 elements of treason?
Three key elements are necessary for an offense to constitute treason: an obligation of allegiance to the legal order, and intent and action to violate that obligation. Treason is a breach of allegiance and of the faithful support a citizen owes to the sovereignty within which he lives.
Is treason a crime?
treason, the crime of betraying a nation or a sovereign by acts considered dangerous to security. In English law, treason includes the levying of war against the government and the giving of aid and comfort to the monarch's enemies.
What do you call a person who commits treason?
Definition of traitor
1: one who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty. 2: one who commits treason.
Well, it may be that Solomon’s mother may not have been very smart or political active. AS an aged female she is without a leader and incapable of making political decisions for the entire nation. In a world where there are many conspiracies especially in high political positions, the habit of being outspoken can lead others to deceive anyone that can help hide the plan for Treason within a government agency. The family members may know of it, but still be incapable of doing anything. The government employees are inexperienced, and matters did not go professionally as it should have done. So, the plan for Treason is established and executed. Since Solomon is the king there may be one in a higher position than Solomon who can take matters into their own hands, but this is not how governments works and the reason why the kingship is preferably abolished.
Many of us have other members of our family that are not intelligent and so this Bible story simply shows the truth that even within the family of nobles there are some that are not as smart. There should be no alarm of shock to find the truth. King Solomon handled the matter and so his brother was murdered for trying to use Solomon’s mother for this foolish ploy.