Solomon also had twelve district governors1 over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies for one month in the year.
These are their names: Ben-Hur--in the hill country2 of Ephraim;
Ben-Deker--in Makaz, Shaalbim,3 Beth Shemesh4 and Elon Bethhanan;
Ben-Hesed--in Arubboth (Socoh5 and all the land of Hepher6 were his);
Ben-Abinadab--in Naphoth Dora7 (he was married to Taphath daughter of Solomon);
Baana son of Ahilud--in Taanach and Megiddo, and in all of Beth Shan8 next to Zarethan9 below Jezreel, from Beth Shan to Abel Meholah10 across to Jokmeam;1113
Ben-Geber--in Ramoth Gilead (the settlements of Jair12 son of Manasseh in Gilead13 were his, as well as the district of Argob in Bashan and its sixty large walled cities14 with bronze gate bars);
Ahinadab son of Iddo--in Mahanaim;1515
Ahimaaz16--in Naphtali (he had married Basemath daughter of Solomon);
Baana son of Hushai17--in Asher and in Aloth;
Jehoshaphat son of Paruah--in Issachar;
Shimei18 son of Ela--in Benjamin;
Geber son of Uri--in Gilead (the country of Sihon19 king of the Amorites and the country of Og20 king of Bashan). He was the only governor over the district.
The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand21 on the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy.2221
And Solomon ruled23 over all the kingdoms from the Riverb24 to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt.25 These countries brought tribute26 and were Solomon's subjects all his life.
Solomon's daily provisions27 were thirty corsc of fine flour and sixty corsd of meal,
ten head of stall-fed cattle, twenty of pasture-fed cattle and a hundred sheep and goats, as well as deer, gazelles, roebucks and choice fowl.28