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

King James Bible
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 --

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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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Beth-horon

Joshua 16:3,5 And goes down westward to the coast of Japhleti, to the coast of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer...

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

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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
1 Kings 9:17
And Solomon rebuilt Gezer.) He built up Lower Beth Horon,

1 Chronicles 7:24
His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon as well as Uzzen Sheerah.

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

2 Chronicles 8:6
as well as Baalath and all his store cities, and all the cities for his chariots and for his horses --whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.

2 Chronicles 14:7
"Let us build up these towns," he said to Judah, "and put walls around them, with towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, because we have sought the LORD our God; we sought him and he has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.

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