2 Chronicles 9:21

9:21 The king had a fleet of large merchant ships manned by Huram’s men that sailed the sea. Once every three years the fleet came into port with cargoes of gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

2 Chronicles 20:36

20:36 They agreed to make large seagoing merchant ships; they built the ships in Ezion Geber.

tn Heb “for ships belonging to the king were going [to] Tarshish with the servants of Huram.” This probably refers to large ships either made in or capable of traveling to the distant western port of Tarshish.

tn Heb “servants.”

tn Heb “the fleet of Tarshish [ships].”

tn Heb “the ships of Tarshish came carrying.”

tn The meaning of this word is unclear; some suggest it refers to “baboons.” NEB has “monkeys,” NASB, NRSV “peacocks,” and NIV “baboons.”

tn Heb “he made an alliance with him.”

tn Heb “make ships to go to Tarshish.” This probably refers to large ships either made in or capable of traveling to the distant western port of Tarshish; a “Tarshish-ship” was essentially a large seagoing merchant ship.