2 Chronicles 8:4
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New International Version
He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath.

New Living Translation
He rebuilt Tadmor in the wilderness and built towns in the region of Hamath as supply centers.

English Standard Version
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the store cities that he built in Hamath.

New American Standard Bible
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath.

King James Bible
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He built Tadmor in the wilderness along with all the storage cities that he built in Hamath.

International Standard Version
Then he rebuilt Tadmor in the desert, along with supply centers that he had built in Hamath.

NET Bible
He built up Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities he had built in Hamath.

New Heart English Bible
He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities, which he built in Hamath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rebuilt Tadmor in the desert and built all the storage cities in Hamath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.

New American Standard 1977
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the store cities, which he built in the wilderness.

King James 2000 Bible
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities, which he built in Hamath.

American King James Version
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

American Standard Version
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built Palmira in the desert, and he built other strong cities in Emath.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built Tadmor, in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.

English Revised Version
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

World English Bible
He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities, which he built in Hamath.

Young's Literal Translation
and he buildeth Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the cities of store that he hath built in Hamath.
Study Bible
Solomon's Additional Accomplishments
3Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it. 4He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath. 5He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;…
Cross References
Exodus 1:11
So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses.

2 Samuel 8:9
Now when Toi king of Hamath heard that David had defeated all the army of Hadadezer,

2 Chronicles 8:3
Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it.

2 Chronicles 8:5
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;
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And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

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1 Kings 9:17-19 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether…

Tadmor Tadmor, the Palmyra of the Greeks, as we learn from Josephus, a celebrated city of Syria, situated in an oasis, or fertile spot of land, surrounded on all sides by a vast sandy desert, like an island in the midst of the ocean; according to Pliny,

(4) And he built Tadmor in the wilderness.--That is, Palmyra, in the wilderness, on the traders' route between the coast and Thapsacuson the Euphrates. See 1Kings 9:18, where Tamar or Tammor of the Heb. text is explained by the margin to mean Tadmor; and the epithet, "in the wilderness," seems certainly to identify the two names. That Solomon was the founder of Palmyra is the tradition of the country to this day.

And all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.--1Kings 9:19 mentions these cities, but not their locality. They were no doubt "places of arms," and served as outposts against the hostile neighbouring kingdom of Zobah-Damascus. (See 1Kings 11:23-25.) So far as they lay on the caravan route, they would serve also as victualling stations. (Comp. 2Chronicles 32:28.)

Verse 4. - Tadmor in the wilderness. Tadmor, one with the classical Palmyra, lay in the desert of Syria, about half-way between the rivers Orontes and Euphrates, and distant from Damascus about a hundred and forty miles to its east-north-east. Stanley ('Sinai and Palestine,' p. 8, note 1) says, "Is it quite certain that 'Tadmor' and 'Palmyra' are words derived from the (palms)? A palm is in Hebrew tamar... and in Greek... phoenix." Solomon was probably not the originator, but rather re-builder, of the place. Its fame was great under Zenobia, the Queen of Odenathus; she was taken captive by the Emperor Aurelian, A.D. 273, when the city was subdued. It is now little better than the haunt of a few Arabs Splendid ruins remain, specially of the great temple of the sun. The Hebrew text of 1 Kings 9:18 has apparently Tamer, or Tamar, and it has been suggested by Movers on that passage that possibly a Tamar in the south, and that is found in the neighbourhood of some of the other places, such as Baalath, Beth-heron, and Gezer, all in the south (Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:28; ch. 20:2), is intended. Our text, however, in the present place offers no choice, while that in Kings (compare Chethiv and Keri) is doubtful. And finally, our writer is here evidently in the neighbourhood of Hamath, which of course best suits Tadmor. Although there is an apparent disjointedness between this and the parallel, closer notice may rather bring confirmation of substantial agreement between them. For instance, the store cities here spoken of as belonging to Hamath (but not individually named here and not corresponding with those that are named in Kings) are accounted for by the words, "and in Lebanon," in 1 Kings 9:19. And built Tadmor in the wilderness,.... Of which See Gill on 1 Kings 9:18.

and all the storehouses which he built in Hamath; a country in Syria, which he made himself master of, and where he laid up store of provision and ammunition to keep it, should any attempt be made to rescue it out of his hands. According to an Arabic writer (a), Solomon in the twenty fourth year of his reign having demolished Antioch, built seven cities, of which Tadmor was one.

(a) Abulpharag. Hist. Dynast. dyn. 3. p. 53. 8:1 - 18 Solomon's buildings and trade. - It sometimes requires more wisdom and resolution to govern a family in the fear of God, than to govern a kingdom with reputation. The difficulty is increased, when a man has a hinderance instead of a help meet in the wife of his bosom. Solomon kept up the holy sacrifices, according to the law of Moses. In vain had the altar been built, in vain had fire come down from heaven, if sacrifices had not been constantly brought. Spiritual sacrifices are required of us, which we are to bring daily and weekly; it is good to be in a settled method of devotion. When the service of the temple was put into good order, it is said, The house of the Lord was perfected. The work was the main matter, not the place; the temple was unfinished till all this was done. Canaan was a rich country, and yet must send to Ophir for gold The Israelites were a wise people, but must be beholden to the king of Tyre for men that had knowledge of the seas. Grace, and not gold, is the best riches, and acquaintance with God and his law, the best knowledge. Leaving the children of this world to scramble for the toys of this world, may we, as the children of God, lay up our treasure in heaven, that where our treasure is, our hearts also may be.
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