2 Chronicles 8:4
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English Standard Version
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the store cities that he built in Hamath.

King James Bible
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

American Standard Version
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built Palmira in the desert, and he built other strong cities in Emath.

English Revised Version
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

2 Chronicles 8:4 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Lord's answer to Solomon's dedicatory prayer. Cf. 1 Kings 9:1-9. The general contents, and the order of the thoughts in the divine answer in the two texts, agree, but in the Chronicle individual thoughts are further expounded than in the book of Kings, and expressions are here and there made clear. The second clause of 2 Chronicles 7:11 is an instance of this, where "and all the desire of Solomon, which he was pleased to do," is represented by "and all that came into Solomon's heart, to make in the house of the Lord and in his own house, he prosperously effected." Everything else is explained in the Com. on 1 Kings 9.

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1 Kings 9:17-19 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether...

Tadmor Tadmor, the Palmyra of the Greeks, as we learn from Josephus, a celebrated city of Syria, situated in an oasis, or fertile spot of land, surrounded on all sides by a vast sandy desert, like an island in the midst of the ocean; according to Pliny,

337 miles from Seleucian and Tigrim,

203 from the nearest part of the Mediterranean, and

176 from Damascus; according to Josephus, one day's journey west of the Euphrates, and six from Babylon; and according to Ptolemy, in lat.

34d north, or that of Tripoli, and about

4d more easterly; and it is described by Mr. Wood as `situated under a barren ridge of hills to the west, and open of the other sides to the desert:' `about six days' journey from Aleppo, and as much from Damascus, and about twenty leagues west of the Euphrates.' Palmyra attained the height of its splendour when the royal city of Zenobia was conquered by the emperor Aurelian; became a Roman colony after the victories of Trajan; and was probably reduced to its present miserable state in the wars of the Saracens. Its magnificent ruins, however, scattered over an extent of several miles, sufficiently attest its former splendour and riches.

Cross References
Exodus 1:11
Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens. They built for Pharaoh store cities, Pithom and Raamses.

2 Samuel 8:9
When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer,

2 Chronicles 8:3
And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and took it.

2 Chronicles 8:5
He also built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,

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