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1 Kings 9:15

Context

9:15 Here are the details concerning the work crews 1  King Solomon conscripted 2  to build the Lord’s temple, his palace, the terrace, the wall of Jerusalem, 3  and the cities of 4  Hazor, 5  Megiddo, 6  and Gezer.

1 Kings 9:21

Context
9:21 Their descendants remained in the land (the Israelites were unable to wipe them out completely). Solomon conscripted them for his work crews, and they continue in that role to this very day. 7 

1 sn The work crews. This Hebrew word מַס (mas) refers to a group of laborers conscripted for royal or public service.

2 tn Heb “raised up.”

3 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

4 tn The words “the cities of” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

5 map For location see Map1 D2; Map2 D3; Map3 A2; Map4 C1.

6 map For location see Map1 D4; Map2 C1; Map4 C2; Map5 F2; Map7 B1.

7 tn Heb “their sons who were left after them in the land, whom the sons of Israel were unable to wipe out, and Solomon raised them up for a crew of labor to this day.”



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