SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:26 Hizo también el rey Salomón navíos en Ezión-geber, que es junto a Elot en la ribera del mar Bermejo, en la tierra de Edom.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 9:26 Verse 26. A navy of ships] Literally, yna oni, a ship: in the parallel place, 2 Chron. viii. 17, it is said that Hiram sent him twyna oniyoth, ships; but it does not appear that Solomon in this case built more than one ship, and this was manned principally by the Tyrians.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 26. And King Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber , etc.] Which was one of the stations of the Israelites, near the wilderness of Sin, or Paran, ( Numbers 33:35), it signifies the backbone of a man; and it is said the ridge of rocks before this port were in that form, covered by the sea at high water, and sticking up with various points in a line when it was low. Josephus says in his time it was called Berenice, which is placed by Mela between the Heroopolitic bay, and the promontory Strobilus, or Pharan. It is thought probable to be the same with that which is called by the Arabs Meenah-el-Dsahab, the port of gold, called Dizahab, ( Deuteronomy 1:1), which stands upon the shore of the Arabic gulf, about two or three days’ distance from Mount Sinai; though by others thought to be the same the Arabs call Calzem, where was a great quantity of wood fit for building ships. It is further described, which is beside Elath, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom ; and when Edom was subdued by David, this port fell into his hands, and so was in the possession of Solomon; and there being plenty of timber in the parts adjacent, and this being a port in the Red sea, Solomon chose it as proper place to build ships in. Elath, near to which was, is the same the Elanitic bay had its name from; or which (see Gill on “ Deuteronomy 2:8”). Trajan, the Roman emperor, formed a navy in the Red sea f182 , that by it he might ravage and waste the borders of India; and here it seems Solomon’s navy went; (see 1 Kings 9:28).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 15-28 - Here is a further account of Solomon's greatness. He began at the righ end, for he built God's house first, and finished that before he bega his own; then God blessed him, and he prospered in all his othe buildings. Let piety begin, and profit follow; leave pleasure to the last. Whatever pains we take for the glory of God, and to profi others, we are likely to have the advantage. Canaan, the holy land, the glory of all lands, had no gold in it; which shows that the bes produce is that which is for the present support of life, our own an others; such things did Canaan produce. Solomon got much by his merchandise, and yet has directed us to a better trade, within reach of the poorest. Wisdom is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold, Pr 3:14 __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ואני 590 עשׂה 6213 המלך 4428 שׁלמה 8010 בעציון גבר 6100 אשׁר 834 את 854 אלות 359 על 5921 שׂפת 8193 ים 3220 סוף 5488 בארץ 776 אדום׃ 123