2 Chronicles 8:17
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King James Version
Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

Darby Bible Translation
Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.

World English Bible
Then went Solomon to Ezion Geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.

Young's Literal Translation
Then hath Solomon gone to Ezion-Geber, and unto Elath, on the border of the sea, in the land of Edom;

2 Chronicles 8:17 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

Eloth: also called, Elath

Geneva Study Bible

Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the {i} sea side in the land of Edom.

(i) Meaning, the Red Sea.2 Chronicles 8:17 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

Cross References
Numbers 33:35
And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Eziongaber.

1 Kings 9:26
And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom.

2 Kings 14:22
He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.

2 Chronicles 8:16
Now all the work of Solomon was prepared unto the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was perfected.

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