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Hiram

Hiram [N] [H]

high-born.

  • Generally "Huram," one of the sons of Bela ( 1 Chronicles 8:5 ).

  • Also "Huram" and "Horam," king of Tyre. He entered into an alliance with David, and assisted him in building his palace by sending him able workmen, and also cedar-trees and fir-trees from Lebanon ( 2 Samuel 5:11 ; 1 Chronicles 14:1 ). After the death of David he entered into a similar alliance with Solomon, and assisted him greatly in building the temple ( 1 Kings 5:1 ; 9:11 ; 2 Chr 2:3 ). He also took part in Solomon's traffic to the Eastern Seas ( 1 Kings 9:27 ; 10:11 ; 2 Chr 8:18 ; 9:10 ).

  • The "master workman" whom Hiram sent to Solomon. He was the son of a widow of Dan, and of a Tyrian father. In 2 Chronicles 2:13 "Huram my father" should be Huram Abi, the word "Abi" (rendered here "my father") being regarded as a proper name, or it may perhaps be a title of distinction given to Huram, and equivalent to "master." (Compare 1 Kings 7:14 ; 2 Chr 4:16 .) He cast the magnificent brazen works for Solomon's temple in clay-beds in the valley of Jordan, between Succoth and Zarthan.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Hiram". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .