SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:27 Y envió Hiram en ellos a sus siervos, marineros y diestros en el mar, con los siervos de Salomón;
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 27. And Hiram sent in his navy his servants , etc.] And, according to ( 2 Chronicles 8:18), ships also but how he could send them from Tyre, which lay in the Mediterranean sea, to the above ports in the Red sea, without going a great way round, is not easy to conceive. Perhaps, as Gussetins conjectures f183 , Hiram had a port in the Red sea for building and sending out ships, for the sake of his eastern navigation, and from thence he sent them to Solomon’s ports in the same sea; but if what R. Japhet f184 observes is true, that the Red sea is mixed with the sea of Joppa by means of the river Rhinocurura, as is remarked by a learned man and who approves of the observation, and thinks it does not deserve the censure Dr.
Lightfoot passes on it. If this, I say, can be supported, the difficulty is removed: so Abarbinel asserts f187 , that a branch of the Nile flows into the Red sea: and another, passing through Alexandria, runs into the Mediterranean sea. This is the first navy of ships we read of; in the construction of which, as well as in the art of navigation, the Tyrians no doubt were greatly assisting to Solomon’s servants, and which appears by what follows; and they are said to be the first that made use of ships; and the invention of ships of burden, or merchant ships, such as these were, is by Pliny ascribed to Hippus the Tyrian: and the Tyrians were famous for merchandise, which they could not carry on with foreign nations without shipping; (see Isaiah 23:8), the servants Hiram sent in Solomon’s navy were shipmen that had knowledge of the sea ; of sea coasts and ports, of the manner of guiding and managing ships at sea, and of the whole art of navigation, so far as then known, for which the Tyrians were famous; (see Ezekiel 27:3-9), with the servants of Solomon ; to instruct and assist them in naval affairs, they not having been used thereunto.
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 וישׁלח 7971 חירם 2438 באני 590 את 853 עבדיו 5650 אנשׁי 582 אניות 591 ידעי 3045 הים 3220 עם 5973 עבדי 5650 שׁלמה׃ 8010