2 Chronicles 8:2
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King James Version
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

Darby Bible Translation
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

World English Bible
that the cities which Huram had given to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

Young's Literal Translation
As to the cities that Huram hath given to Solomon, Solomon hath built them, and there he causeth the sons of Israel to dwell.

2 Chronicles 8:2 Parallel
Commentary
Geneva Study Bible

That the cities which Huram had {b} restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there.

(b) That is, which Hiram gave again to Solomon because they did not please him and therefore called them Cabul, that is, dirt or filth, 1Ki 9:13.2 Chronicles 8:2 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Commerce
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

2 Chronicles 8:1
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