2 Chronicles 8:17
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New American Standard Bible
Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom.

King James Bible
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;

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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

Cross References
Numbers 33:35
They journeyed from Abronah and camped at Ezion-geber.

1 Kings 9:26
King Solomon also built a fleet of ships in Ezion-geber, which is near 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 the king slept with his fathers.

2 Chronicles 8:16
Thus all the work of Solomon was carried out from the day of the foundation of the house of the LORD, and until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.

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