This episode referred to a famous bible story although it misquoted the story stating that God cut a child in half. In the bible story from 1Kings3 King Solomon has 2 women in his court each trying to claim the custody of a child because one woman's child died and she wanted the other woman's child instead. Solomon asked for a sword threatening to split the child in two, to give each woman one-half. This prompted the rightful mother to agree to give her child away allowing her child to live, while the false mother agreed to split the child in two. The king awarded the child to the rightful mother and no child was cut in half by the king or by God.