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2 Chronicles 8:18

Overview - 2 Chronicles 8
Solomon's buildings.
The Canaanites which were left, Solomon makes tributaries, but the Israelites rulers.
11 Pharaoh's daughter removes to her house.
12 Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices.
14 He appoints the priests and Levites to their places.
17 The navy fetches gold from Ophir.
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2 Chronicles 8:18  (King James Version)
And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
 


Huram
2 Chronicles 9:10 2 Chronicles 9:13

See on
1 Kings 9:27 1 Kings 9:28 ; 10:22

Hiram
Ophir.
Conjectures respecting the situation of Ophir are endless. Grotius conjectures it to be a part of Arabia called Aphar by Arrian; while Bochart and others have placed it in the island of Ceylon. Calmet supposes it to have been situated in Armenia; but his late editor places it at the head of the Indus. Josephus says that Ophir is the Indies, called the Gold country; by which he is supposed to mean Chersonesus Aurea, now Malacca, opposite Sumatra; and Le Poivre observes that the inhabitants of these places call their gold mines {ophirs.}

took thence
Ecclesiastes 2:8
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