2 Chronicles 8:5
New International Version
He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars,

New Living Translation
He fortified the towns of Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, rebuilding their walls and installing barred gates.

English Standard Version
He also built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,

Berean Study Bible
He rebuilt Upper and Lower Beth-horon as fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,

King James Bible
Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

New King James Version
He built Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,

New American Standard Bible
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, which were fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars;

NASB 1995
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;

NASB 1977
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars;

Amplified Bible
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars [to lock the gates];

Christian Standard Bible
He built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon —fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars —

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon—fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars—

American Standard Version
Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he built Upper Bayth Khuran and Lower Bayth Khuran

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he built Baethoron the upper, and Baethoron the lower, strong cities, - they had walls, gates, and bars;

Contemporary English Version
He strengthened Upper Beth-Horon and Lower Beth-Horon by adding walls and gates that could be locked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, walled cities with Rates and bars and locks.

English Revised Version
Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Good News Translation
Solomon also rebuilt the following cities: Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon (fortified cities with gates that could be barred),

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon into cities fortified with walls, double-door gates, and bars.

International Standard Version
He also built upper and lower Beth-horon as fortified cities, installing walls, gates, and bars,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also he built Beth-horon the upper, and Beth-horon the nether, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Literal Standard Version
And he builds Beth-Horon the upper, and Beth-Horon the lower—cities of defense, with walls, double gates, and bar—

NET Bible
He made upper Beth Horon and lower Beth Horon fortified cities with walls and barred gates,

New Heart English Bible
Also he built Upper Beth Horon, and Lower Beth Horon, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

World English Bible
Also he built Beth Horon the upper, and Beth Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth Beth-Horon the upper, and Beth-Horon the lower -- cities of defence, with walls, two-leaved doors, and bar --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Additional Accomplishments
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, 6as well as Baalath, all the store cities that belonged to Solomon, and all the cities for his chariots and horses—whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon, and throughout the land of his dominion.…

Cross References
1 Kings 9:17
So Solomon rebuilt Gezer, Lower Beth-horon,

1 Chronicles 7:24
His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth-horon, as well as Uzzen-sheerah.

2 Chronicles 8:4
He built Tadmor in the wilderness, in addition to all the store cities that he had built in Hamath.

2 Chronicles 8:6
as well as Baalath, all the store cities that belonged to Solomon, and all the cities for his chariots and horses--whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon, and throughout the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 14:7
So he said to the people of Judah, "Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, with doors and bars. The land is still ours because we have sought the LORD our God. We have sought Him and He has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.


Treasury of Scripture

Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Beth-horon

Joshua 16:3,5
And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti, unto the coast of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer: and the goings out thereof are at the sea…

1 Chronicles 7:24
(And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)









(5) Also.--And. 1Kings 9:17, "And Solomon built Gezer, and Beth-horon the nether."

Built--i.e., fortified, as the rest of the verse explains. (See 1Chronicles 7:24.) He built them as (or into) fenced cities, viz., walls, doors, and bar (Micah 7:12; Deuteronomy 3:5). This description is wanting in Kings.

Verse 5. - Beth-heron the upper... Beth-heron the nether. The parallel mentions only the latter (1 Kings 9:17). They were both in Ephraim (1 Chronicles 7:24; Joshua 10:10, 11; Joshua 16:1-6; Joshua 18:13, 14), but were assigned to the Kohathite Levites (Joshua 21:22; 1 Chronicles 6:68). The name means "the hollow place." The upper Beth-heron was about four miles from Gibeon, and the lower about three miles further on. The Roman general Cestius Gallus was defeated here in the last Jewish war; Judas Maccabaeus conquered here (1 Maccabees 3:18-25). Other interesting references may be made to 1 Samuel 13:18; 1 Kings 9:7; 2 Chronicles 25:18.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

Upper
הָֽעֶלְי֔וֹן (hā·‘el·yō·wn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5945: An elevation, lofty, as title, the Supreme

and Lower
הַתַּחְתּ֑וֹן (hat·taḥ·tō·wn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 8481: Lower, lowest

Beth-horon
חוֹר֖וֹן (ḥō·w·rō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1032: Beth-horon -- 'place of a hollow', two adjoining cities in Palestine

as fortified
מָצ֔וֹר (mā·ṣō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4692: Something hemming in, a mound, a siege, distress, a fastness

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

with walls,
חוֹמ֖וֹת (ḥō·w·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 2346: A wall of protection

gates,
דְּלָתַ֥יִם (də·lā·ṯa·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 1817: Something swinging, the valve of a, door

and bars,
וּבְרִֽיחַ׃ (ū·ḇə·rî·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1280: A bolt


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OT History: 2 Chronicles 8:5 Also he built Beth Horon the upper (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)
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