10:22 Along with Hiram’s fleet, the king had a fleet of large merchant ships 1 that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet 2 came into port with cargoes of 3 gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. 4
1 Kings 22:49Context
22:49 Then Ahaziah son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, “Let my sailors join yours in the fleet,” 5 but Jehoshaphat refused.
1 tn Heb “a fleet of Tarshish [ships].” This probably refers to large ships either made in or capable of traveling to the distant western port of Tarshish.
2 tn Heb “the fleet of Tarshish [ships].”
3 tn Heb “came carrying.”
4 tn The meaning of this word is unclear. Some suggest “baboons.”
5 tn Heb “Let my servants go with your servants in the fleet.”