And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold,
and of precious things
As jewels and precious stones; or precious garments, as the Targum, in like manner as Abraham gave to his sons, when he sent them from Isaac: with fenced cities in Judah;
not as their own property, but he appointed them governors in them, to defend them against an enemy, and as a mark of honour to them: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram,
because he was the firstborn; strictly observing the law in ( Deuteronomy 21:16 Deuteronomy 21:17 ) , which was not always done; though it was reckoned by the Heathens contrary to the law of nations to give the kingdom to the younger F25.
F25 Justin. e Trogo, l. 16. c. 2.