2 Chronicles 20:36
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New International Version
He agreed with him to construct a fleet of trading ships. After these were built at Ezion Geber,

King James Bible
And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber.

Darby Bible Translation
And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish; and they made the ships in Ezion-geber.

World English Bible
and he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish; and they made the ships in Ezion Geber.

Young's Literal Translation
and he joineth him with himself to make ships to go to Tarshish, and they make ships in Ezion-Geber,

2 Chronicles 20:36 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To go to Tarshish - "In the great sea." - Targum. By which expression they always meant the Mediterranean Sea.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he joined `At first Jehoshaphat was unwilling,

1 Kings 22:28,49 And Micaiah said, If you return at all in peace, the LORD has not spoken by me. And he said, Listen, O people, every one of you...

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Tarshish `Tarsos in the great sea,' says the Targumist, by which is meant a a place in the Mediterranean, called the Great Sea by the Hebrews.

1 Kings 10:22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold...

Tharshish
Ezion-gaber

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.

Ezion-geber

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A Strange Battle
'We have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon Thee.'--2 CHRON xx. 12. A formidable combination of neighbouring nations, of which Moab and Ammon, the ancestral enemies of Judah, were the chief, was threatening Judah. Jehoshaphat, the king, was panic-stricken when he heard of the heavy war-cloud that was rolling on, ready to burst in thunder on his little kingdom. His first act was to muster the nation, not as a military levy
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Coast of the Asphaltites, the Essenes. En-Gedi.
"On the western shore" (of the Asphaltites) "dwell the Essenes; whom persons, guilty of any crimes, fly from on every side. A nation it is that lives alone, and of all other nations in the whole world, most to be admired; they are without any woman; all lust banished, &c. Below these, was the town Engadda, the next to Jerusalem for fruitfulness, and groves of palm-trees, now another burying-place. From thence stands Massada, a castle in a rock, and this castle not far from the Asphaltites." Solinus,
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Numbers 33:35
They left Abronah and camped at Ezion Geber.

1 Kings 10:22
The king had a fleet of trading ships at sea along with the ships of Hiram. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.

1 Kings 22:48
Now Jehoshaphat built a fleet of trading ships to go to Ophir for gold, but they never set sail--they were wrecked at Ezion Geber.

2 Chronicles 9:21
The king had a fleet of trading ships manned by Hiram's servants. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.

2 Chronicles 20:37
Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, "Because you have made an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy what you have made." The ships were wrecked and were not able to set sail to trade.

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