That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon
Which Solomon first gave to him, but he not liking them, returned them to him, ( 1 Kings 9:12 ) ,
Solomon built them;
or rebuilt them, being very much out of repair, which might be one reason of Huram's not accepting them:
and caused the children of Israel to dwell there;
they being inhabited by others, the remains of the Canaanitcs perhaps; see ( 2 Chronicles 8:7 ) .