2 Chronicles 8:4
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King James Version
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built Tadmor, in the wilderness, and all the store-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.

2 Chronicles 8:4 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

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

(c) Meaning of munitions and treasures for the war.2 Chronicles 8:4 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
Exodus 1:11
Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

2 Samuel 8:9
When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,

2 Chronicles 8:3
And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.

2 Chronicles 8:5
Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

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