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.