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1 Kings 5:11-12

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5:11 and Solomon supplied Hiram annually with 20,000 cors 1  of wheat as provision for his royal court, 2  as well as 20,000 baths 3  of pure 4  olive oil. 5  5:12 So the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as he had promised him. And Hiram and Solomon were at peace and made a treaty. 6 

1 sn As a unit of dry measure a cor was roughly equivalent to six bushels.

2 tn Heb “his house.”

3 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.

4 tn Or “pressed.”

5 tn Heb “and Solomon supplied Hiram with twenty thousand cors of wheat…pure olive oil. So Solomon would give to Hiram year by year.”

6 tn Heb “a covenant,” referring to a formal peace treaty or alliance.



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