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1 Kings 9:15-19

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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. 9:16 (Pharaoh, king of Egypt, had attacked and captured Gezer. He burned it and killed the Canaanites who lived in the city. He gave it as a wedding present to his daughter, who had married Solomon.) 9:17 Solomon built up Gezer, lower Beth Horon, 9:18 Baalath, Tadmor in the wilderness, 7  9:19 all the storage cities that belonged to him, 8  and the cities where chariots and horses were kept. 9  He built whatever he wanted in Jerusalem, Lebanon, and throughout his entire kingdom. 10 

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 The Hebrew text has “in the wilderness, in the land.”

8 tn Heb “to Solomon.” The proper name has been replaced by the pronoun (“him”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.

9 tn Heb “the cities of the chariots and the cities of the horses.”

10 tn Heb “and the desire of Solomon which he desired to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and in all the land of his kingdom.”



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