2 Chronicles 11:6
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Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

King James Bible
He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

Darby Bible Translation
And he built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

World English Bible
He built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

Young's Literal Translation
yea, he buildeth Beth-Lehem and Etam, and Tekoa,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And built cities for defense in Judah - He was obliged to strengthen his frontiers against the encroachments of the men of Israel; and Jeroboam did the same thing on his part to prevent the inroads of Judah. See 1 Kings 12:25.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Beth-lehem Bethlehem, called Bethlehem Judah (Jud.

2 Chronicles 17:7 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even to Benhail, and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah, and to Nethaneel...

) to distinguish it from another Bethlehem in Zebulun, (

Joshua 19:15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

) and also Ephratah, (i.e. fruitful,) and by the Arabs, Bait-el-lahm, is situated on a rising ground on the southern side of a deep and extensive valley, and reclining from E. to W. not quite six miles S. of Jerusalem.

Genesis 35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

1 Samuel 17:12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons...

Matthew 2:5,6 And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet...

Etam

Judges 15:8 And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelled in the top of the rock Etam.

1 Chronicles 4:32 And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:

Tekoa

2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said...

2 Samuel 14:2 And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched there a wise woman, and said to her, I pray you, feign yourself to be a mourner...

Nehemiah 3:5,27 And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their LORD...

Jeremiah 6:1 O you children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the middle of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa...

Amos 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah...

Library
The Exile Continued.
"So David fled, and escaped and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done unto him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth" (1 Sam. xix. 18)--or, as the word probably means, in the collection of students' dwellings, inhabited by the sons of the prophets, where possibly there may have been some kind of right of sanctuary. Driven thence by Saul's following him, and having had one last sorrowful hour of Jonathan's companionship--the last but one on earth--he fled to Nob, whither
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

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

Cross References
2 Samuel 14:2
So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. He said to her, "Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don't use any cosmetic lotions. Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead.

2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defense in Judah:

2 Chronicles 11:7
Beth Zur, Soko, Adullam,

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