When the recent game is through, hakam picks up his foot to show a two-inch shrapnel scar.
Aish hakam iodea binah, "a cunning man, endued with understanding," is the description given by the king of Tyre of Hiram Abif.
hakam's peaceful, studious temperament did no great harm to the State.
hakam's manuvre saved the palace and the dynasty; and the insurrection was converted into a wholesale massacre.
Peace was soon signed between all the parties, and hakam had leisure to collect his famous library.
hakam's easy-going scholar's rule had, however, deprived his son and successor of any chance of real power.