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1 Kings 5:13-16

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5:13 King Solomon conscripted 1  work crews 2  from throughout Israel, 30,000 men in all. 5:14 He sent them to Lebanon in shifts of 10,000 men per month. They worked in Lebanon for one month, and then spent two months at home. Adoniram was supervisor of 3  the work crews. 5:15 Solomon also had 70,000 common laborers 4  and 80,000 stonecutters 5  in the hills, 5:16 besides 3,300 6  officials who supervised the workers. 7 

1 tn Heb “raised up.”

2 sn Work crews. This Hebrew word (מַס, mas) refers to a group of laborers conscripted for royal or public service.

3 tn Heb “was over.”

4 tn Heb “carriers of loads.”

5 tn Heb “cutters” (probably of stones).

6 tc Some Greek mss of the OT read “3,600”; cf. 2 Chr 2:2, 18 and NLT.

7 tn Heb “besides thirty-three hundred from the officials of Solomon’s governors who were over the work, the ones ruling over the people, the ones doing the work.”



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