2 Chronicles 8:4
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New International Version
He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And he built Tadmor, in the wilderness, and all the store-cities, which he built in Hamath.

World English Bible
He built Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the storage cities, which he built in Hamath.

Young's Literal Translation
and he buildeth Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the cities of store that he hath built in Hamath.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Tadmor - Palmyra. See the note on 1 Kings 9:18, for an account of this superb city.

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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.

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The Duty of Every Day
'Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the Lord ... Even after a certain rate every day.'--(A.V.) 'Then Solomon offered burnt offerings unto the Lord, even as the duty of every day required it.'--2 Chron. viii. 12-13 (R. V.). This is a description of the elaborate provision, in accordance with the commandment of Moses, which Solomon made for the worship in his new Temple. The writer is enlarging on the precise accordance of the ritual with the regulations laid down in the law. He expresses,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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
Exodus 1:11
So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.

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

2 Chronicles 8:3
Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it.

2 Chronicles 8:5
He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars,

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