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1 Kings 5:10-13


5:10 So Hiram supplied the cedars and evergreens Solomon needed, 1  5:11 and Solomon supplied Hiram annually with 20,000 cors 2  of wheat as provision for his royal court, 3  as well as 20,000 baths 4  of pure 5  olive oil. 6  5:12 So the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as he had promised him. And Hiram and Solomon were at peace and made a treaty. 7 

5:13 King Solomon conscripted 8  work crews 9  from throughout Israel, 30,000 men in all.

1 tn Heb “and Hiram gave to Solomon cedar wood and the wood of evergreens, all his desire.”

2 sn As a unit of dry measure a cor was roughly equivalent to six bushels.

3 tn Heb “his house.”

4 tc The Hebrew text has “twenty cors,” but the ancient Greek version and the parallel text in 2 Chr 2:10 read “twenty thousand baths.”

sn A bath was a liquid measure equivalent to almost six gallons.

5 tn Or “pressed.”

6 tn Heb “and Solomon supplied Hiram with twenty thousand cors of wheat…pure olive oil. So Solomon would give to Hiram year by year.”

7 tn Heb “a covenant,” referring to a formal peace treaty or alliance.

8 tn Heb “raised up.”

9 sn Work crews. This Hebrew word (מַס, mas) refers to a group of laborers conscripted for royal or public service.

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