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2 Chronicles 9:21

Overview - 2 Chronicles 9
13 Solomon's revenue in gold.
15 His targets and shields.
17 The throne of ivory.
20 His vessels.
23 His presents.
25 His chariots and horse.
26 His tributes.
29 His reign and death.
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2 Chronicles 9:21  (King James Version)
For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
 


Tarshish
Bochart thinks this Tarshish was probably the promontory Cory, on the north of the island of Ceylon, which, according to him, was the land of Ophir. That it was name of a place in the East Indies, seems probable from the articles brought thence, and also from the ships sent thither being built at Ezion-geber, on the Red Sea; though Michaelis supposes that the fleet coasted along the shore of Africa, doubling the Cape of Good Hope, and came to Tartessus, in Spain, and thence back again the same way; that this accounts for their three years' voyage out and home; and that Spain and the coasts of Africa furnish all the commodities which they brought back.

See on
1 Kings 10:22 ; 22:48

Tharshish
ivory. or, elephants' teeth. peacocks.
{Tukkeeyim} is rendered {taysin} in the Targum, [taonon,] in the Alexandrian MS
of the LXX., and {pavos,} "peacocks," in the Vulgate; with which the Syriac, Arabic, and Rabbins agree. This derives confirmation from the fact, that the peacock is called in Malabaric, {Togei.}
Job 39:13
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