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  • ADAM CLARKE'S BIBLE COMMENTARY -
    2 CHRONICLES 8

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    CHAPTER VIII

    Solomon's buildings, conquests, and officers, 1-10. He brings Pharaoh's daughter to his new-built palace, 11. His various sacrifices, and arrangement of the priests, Levites, and porters, 12-16. He sends a fleet to Ophir, 17, 18.

    NOTES ON CHAP. VIII

    Verse 1. "At the end of twenty years" - He employed seven years and a half in building the temple, and twelve and a half, or thirteen, in building his own house. - Compare this with 1 Kings vii. 1.

    Verse 2. "The cities which Huram had restored" - See the note on 1 Kings ix. 11.

    Verse 3. "Hamath-zobah" - "Emessa, on the river Orontes." - Calmet.

    Verse 4. "Tadmor" - Palmyra. See the note on 1 Kings ix. 18, for an account of this superb city.

    Verse 6. "All the store cities" - See the note on 1 Kings ix. 19.

    Verse 9. "But of the children of Israel" - See the note on 1 Kings ix. 21.

    Verse 11. "The daughter of Pharaoh" - "And Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, Solomon brought up from the city of David to the palace which he had built for her." -T.

    "Because the places are holy" - Is not this a proof that he considered his wife to be a heathen, and not proper to dwell in a place which had been sanctified? Solomon had not yet departed from the true God.

    Verse 13. "Three times in the year" - These were the three great annual feasts.

    Verse 15. "The commandment of the king" - The institutions of David.

    Verse 17. "Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber" - See the notes on 1 Kings ix. 26-28, for conjectures concerning Ezion-geber and Ophir.

    Verse 18. "Knowledge of the sea" - Skilful sailors. Solomon probably bore the expenses and his friend, the Tyrian king, furnished him with expert sailors; for the Jews, at no period of their history, had any skill in maritime affairs, their navigation being confined to the lakes of their own country, from which they could never acquire any nautical skill. The Tyrians, on the contrary, lived on and in the sea.

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