1 Kings 9:17
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New American Standard Bible
So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower Beth-horon

King James Bible
And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon built Gezer, and lower Beth-horon,

World English Bible
Solomon built Gezer, and Beth Horon the lower,

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon buildeth Gezer, and Beth-Horon the lower,

1 Kings 9:17 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Beth-horon the nether - See the marginal reference note.

1 Kings 9:17 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Whether Solicitude Belongs to Prudence?
Objection 1: It would seem that solicitude does not belong to prudence. For solicitude implies disquiet, wherefore Isidore says (Etym. x) that "a solicitous man is a restless man." Now motion belongs chiefly to the appetitive power: wherefore solicitude does also. But prudence is not in the appetitive power, but in the reason, as stated above [2746](A[1]). Therefore solicitude does not belong to prudence. Objection 2: Further, the certainty of truth seems opposed to solicitude, wherefore it is related
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Seven Seas According to the Talmudists, and the Four Rivers Compassing the Land.
"Seven seas (say they) and four rivers compass the land of Israel. I. The Great Sea, or the Mediterranean. II. The sea of Tiberias. III. The sea of Sodom. IV. The lake of Samocho... The three first named among the seven are sufficiently known, and there is no doubt of the fourth:--only the three names of it are not to be passed by. IV. 1. The Sibbichaean. The word seems to be derived from a bush. 2. ... 3. ... V. Perhaps the sandy sea. Which fits very well to the lake of Sirbon, joining the commentary
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Kings
The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Joshua 10:10
And the LORD confounded them before Israel, and He slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and pursued them by the way of the ascent of Beth-horon and struck them as far as Azekah and Makkedah.

Joshua 16:3
It went down westward to the territory of the Japhletites, as far as the territory of lower Beth-horon even to Gezer, and it ended at the sea.

Joshua 21:22
and Kibzaim with its pasture lands and Beth-horon with its pasture lands; four cities.

2 Chronicles 8:5
He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars;

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