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2 Chronicles 8:8-12

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8:8 Their descendants remained in the land (the Israelites were unable to wipe them out). Solomon conscripted them for his work crews and they continue in that role to this very day. 1  8:9 Solomon did not assign Israelites to these work crews; 2  the Israelites served as his soldiers, officers, charioteers, and commanders of his chariot forces. 3  8:10 These men worked for Solomon as supervisors; there were a total of 250 of them who were in charge of the people. 4 

8:11 Solomon moved Pharaoh’s daughter up from the City of David 5  to the palace he had built for her, for he said, “My wife must not live in the palace of King David of Israel, for the places where the ark of the Lord has entered are holy.”

8:12 Then Solomon offered burnt sacrifices to the Lord on the altar of the Lord which he had built in front of the temple’s porch. 6 

1 tn Heb “from their sons who were left after them in the land, whom the sons of Israel did not wipe out, and Solomon raised them up for a work crew to this day.”

2 tn Heb “and from the sons of Israel which Solomon did not assign to the laborers for his work.”

3 tn Heb “officers of his chariots and his horses.”

4 tn Heb “these [were] the officials of the governors who belonged to the king, Solomon, 250, the ones ruling over the people.”

5 sn The phrase the City of David refers here to the fortress of Zion in Jerusalem, not to Bethlehem. See 2 Sam 5:7.

6 tn Heb “the porch.”



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