2 Chronicles 8:4
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.

Berean Study Bible
He built Tadmor in the wilderness, in addition to all the store cities that 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.

New King James Version
He also built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities which 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.

NASB 1995
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath.

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

Amplified Bible
He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all his storage cities in Hamath.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he built Tadmur that was desolate as the wilderness, and all the cities of granaries.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he built Thoedmor in the wilderness, and all the strong cities which he built in Emath.

Contemporary English Version
He ordered his workers to build the town of Tadmor in the desert and some towns in Hamath where he could keep his supplies.

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

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

Good News Translation
and fortified the city of Palmyra in the desert. He rebuilt all the cities in Hamath that were centers for storing supplies.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and he builds Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the cities of store that he has 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Additional Accomplishments
3Then Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it. 4He built Tadmor in the wilderness, in addition to all the store cities that he had built in Hamath. 5He rebuilt Upper and Lower Beth-horon as fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,…

Cross References
Exodus 1:11
So the Egyptians appointed taskmasters over the Israelites to oppress them with forced labor. As a result, they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.

2 Samuel 8:9
When King Toi of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer,

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

2 Chronicles 8:5
He rebuilt Upper and Lower Beth-horon as fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,


Treasury of Scripture

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

he built

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









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He built
וַיִּ֥בֶן (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

Tadmor
תַּדְמֹ֖ר (taḏ·mōr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 8412: Tadmor -- a city built by Solomon

in the wilderness,
בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר (bam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

along with all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the store
הַֽמִּסְכְּנ֔וֹת (ham·mis·kə·nō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4543: Supply, storage

cities
עָרֵ֣י (‘ā·rê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

he had built
בָּנָ֖ה (bā·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

in Hamath.
בַּחֲמָֽת׃ (ba·ḥă·māṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2574: Hamath -- a place North of Damascus


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