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2 Chronicles 2:2

2:2 (2:1) Solomon had 1  70,000 common laborers 2  and 80,000 stonecutters 3  in the hills, in addition to 3,600 supervisors. 4 

2 Chronicles 2:18

2:18 He designated 5  70,000 as common laborers, 6  80,000 as stonecutters 7  in the hills, and 3,600 as supervisors to make sure the people completed the work. 8 

1 tn Heb “counted,” perhaps “conscripted” (so NAB, NIV, NRSV).

2 tn Heb “carriers of loads.”

3 tn Or “quarry workers”; Heb “cutters” (probably referring to stonecutters).

4 tc The parallel text of MT in 1 Kgs 5:16 has “thirty-six hundred,” but some Greek mss there read “thirty-six hundred” in agreement with 2 Chr 2:2, 18.

tn Heb “and 3,600 supervisors over them.”

5 tn Heb “made.”

6 tn Heb “carriers of loads.”

7 tn Or “quarry workers”; Heb “cutters” (probably referring to stonecutters).

8 tn Heb “and thirty-six hundred [as] supervisors to compel the people to work.”

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