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1 Kings 7:13-15

Solomon Commissions Hiram to Supply the Temple

7:13 King Solomon sent for Hiram 1  of Tyre. 2  7:14 He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, 3  and his father was a craftsman in bronze from Tyre. He had the skill and knowledge 4  to make all kinds of works of bronze. He reported to King Solomon and did all the work he was assigned.

7:15 He fashioned two bronze pillars; each pillar was 27 feet 5  high and 18 feet 6  in circumference.

1 tn Heb “King Solomon sent and took Hiram from Tyre.” In 2 Chr 2:13 (MT v. 12) and 4:11, 16 his name is spelled “Huram.”

2 map For location see Map1 A2; Map2 G2; Map4 A1; JP3 F3; JP4 F3.

3 tn 2 Chr 2:14 (13 HT) says “from the daughters of Dan.”

4 tn Heb “he was filled with the skill, understanding, and knowledge.”

5 tn Heb “eighteen cubits.”

6 tn Heb “twelve cubits.”

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