2 Chronicles 27:4
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New International Version
He built towns in the hill country of Judah and forts and towers in the wooded areas.

King James Bible
Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built cities in the hill-country of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

World English Bible
Moreover he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and in the forests he built castles and towers.

Young's Literal Translation
and cities he hath built in the hill-country of Judah, and in the forests he hath built palaces and towers.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Castles and towers - These he built for the protection of the country people against marauders.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he built cities

2 Chronicles 11:5-10 And Rehoboam dwelled in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah...

2 Chronicles 14:7 Therefore he said to Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars...

2 Chronicles 26:9,10 Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the turning of the wall...

the mountains

Joshua 14:12,13 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakims were there...

Luke 1:39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;

castles and towers. These castles and towers he doubtless built built for the protection of the country people against marauders.

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Jotham
'So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.'--2 CHRON. xxvii 6. This King Jotham is one of the obscurer of the Jewish monarchs, and we know next to nothing about him. The most memorable event in his reign is that 'in the year when King Uzziah,' his father, 'died,' and consequently in Jotham's first year, Isaiah saw the Lord sitting in the Temple on the empty throne, and had the lips which were to utter so many immortal words touched with fire from the altar. Whether
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defense in Judah:

2 Chronicles 27:5
Jotham waged war against the king of the Ammonites and conquered them. That year the Ammonites paid him a hundred talents of silver, ten thousand cors of wheat and ten thousand cors of barley. The Ammonites brought him the same amount also in the second and third years.

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