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1 Kings 9:26

9:26 Ezion-geber. So as not to be dependent on the merchant navies and ports of other nations, Solomon built ships at Ezion-geber, his own port. This was a new venture for Israel, and Solomon enlisted the help of his ally, Hiram of Tyre, who supplied sailors to accompany Solomon’s own (v. 27).

Red Sea. That is, the Gulf of Aqaba (Jer. 49:20, 21).