New International Version
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,
2 Chronicles 11:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
) to distinguish it from another Bethlehem in Zebulun, (
) 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.
LibraryThe 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
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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