8:2 Solomon rebuilt the cities that Huram 1 had given him and settled Israelites there. 8:3 Solomon went to Hamath Zobah and seized it. 8:4 He built up Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities he had built in Hamath. 8:5 He made upper Beth Horon and lower Beth Horon fortified cities with walls and barred gates, 2 8:6 and built up Baalath, all the storage cities that belonged to him, 3 and all the cities where chariots and horses were kept. 4 He built whatever he wanted in Jerusalem, 5 Lebanon, and throughout his entire kingdom. 6
1 tn Heb “Huram” (also in v. 18). Some medieval Hebrew
2 tn Heb “and he built…[as] cities of fortification, [with] walls, doors, and a bar.”
3 tn Heb “Solomon.” The recurrence of the proper name is unexpected in terms of contemporary English style, so the pronoun has been used in the translation instead.
4 tn Heb “the cities of the chariots and the cities of the horses.”
6 tn Heb “and all the desire of Solomon which he desired to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and in all the land of his kingdom.”