2 Chronicles 8:5
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King James Version
Also he built Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Darby Bible Translation
And he built upper Beth-Horon and lower Beth-Horon, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

World English Bible
Also he built Beth Horon the upper, and Beth Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth Beth-Horon the upper, and Beth-Horon the lower -- cities of defence, with walls, two-leaved doors, and bar --

2 Chronicles 8:5 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

Also he built {d} Bethhoron the upper, and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars;

(d) That is, he repaired and fortified them, for they were built long before by Sherah a noble woman of the tribe of Ephraim, 1Ch 6:68,7:24.2 Chronicles 8:5 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Commerce
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Chronicles
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
1 Kings 9:17
And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,

1 Chronicles 7:24
(And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)

2 Chronicles 8:4
And he built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath.

2 Chronicles 8:6
And Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen, and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and throughout all the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 14:7
Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.

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