My question is, considering the authority of Scripture, how can you accept that an inspired author could have fallen into apostasy,
Apostasy? If he apostasized, he came back.
Apostasy | Definition of Apostasy by Merriam-Webster
Definition of apostasy. plural apostasies. 1 :an act of refusing to continue to follow, obey, or recognize a religious faith. 2 :abandonment of a previous loyalty :defection.
But, I don’t see evidence of apostasy. He committed the sin of idolatry. But he continued in the Faith of His Fathers.
1 Kings 11:6 So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and did not wholly follow the Lord,
He did not follow the Lord perfectly. But he did follow Him.
would that not cast doubt on whether he was inspired at all?
God is not affected by human weakness. He has spoken through donkeys. Through pagans and through sinful humans throughout salvation history. King Solomon is just one more example of such.
Remember, King Solomon’s dad was a murderous adulterer.