1 Chr 22:2

22:2 aliens. David and Solomon used conscripted labor made up primarily of foreigners (1 Kin. 5:13–18; 9:15–23; 11:28; 2 Chr. 2:2, 17–18; 8:7–10). The mention of “aliens” participating in the construction of the first temple corresponds to the participation of foreigners in the reconstruction of the temple following the Babylonian exile of the Jews (Is. 60:10–12).