Preparations for Building the Temple(A)

[a]When Hiram(B) king of Tyre heard that Solomon had been anointed king to succeed his father David, he sent his envoys to Solomon, because he had always been on friendly terms with David.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 5:1 In Hebrew texts 5:1-18 is numbered 5:15-32.

18 The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram(A) and workers from Byblos(B) cut and prepared the timber and stone for the building of the temple.

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Solomon sent this message to Hiram[a](A) king of Tyre:

“Send me cedar logs(B) as you did for my father David when you sent him cedar to build a palace to live in.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 2:3 Hebrew Huram, a variant of Hiram; also in verses 11 and 12