2 Chronicles 8:3
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New International Version
Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it.

King James Bible
And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.

Darby Bible Translation
And Solomon went to Hamath-Zobah, and overcame it.

World English Bible
Solomon went to Hamath Zobah, and prevailed against it.

Young's Literal Translation
And Solomon goeth to Hamath-Zobah, and layeth hold upon it;

2 Chronicles 8:3 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hamath-zobah - "Emessa, on the river Orontes." - Calmet.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Numbers 13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

Numbers 34:8 From mount Hor you shall point out your border to the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad:

2 Samuel 8:3 David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.

1 Kings 11:23-25 And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah...

1 Chronicles 18:3 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah to Hamath, as he went to establish his dominion by the river Euphrates.

The Duty of Every Day
'Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the Lord ... Even after a certain rate every day.'--(A.V.) 'Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the Lord, even as the duty of every day required it.'--2 Chron. viii. 12-13 (R. V.). This is a description of the elaborate provision, in accordance with the commandment of Moses, which Solomon made for the worship in his new Temple. The writer is enlarging on the precise accordance of the ritual with the regulations laid down in the law. He expresses,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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
2 Kings 14:28
As for the other events of Jeroboam's reign, all he did, and his military achievements, including how he recovered for Israel both Damascus and Hamath, which had belonged to Judah, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?

2 Chronicles 8:2
Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them.

2 Chronicles 8:4
He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath.

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