10:11 (Hiram’s fleet, which carried gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir a very large quantity of fine timber and precious gems.
1 Kings 10:22Context
10:22 Along with Hiram’s fleet, the king had a fleet of large merchant ships 1 that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet 2 came into port with cargoes of 3 gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. 4
1 Kings 10:25Context
10:25 Year after year visitors brought their gifts, which included items of silver, items of gold, clothes, perfume, spices, horses, and mules. 5
1 tn Heb “a fleet of Tarshish [ships].” This probably refers to large ships either made in or capable of traveling to the distant western port of Tarshish.
2 tn Heb “the fleet of Tarshish [ships].”
3 tn Heb “came carrying.”
4 tn The meaning of this word is unclear. Some suggest “baboons.”
5 tn Heb “and they were bringing each one his gift, items of silver…and mules, the matter of a year in a year.”