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Hiram,

Hiram, or Huram

(noble ).

  1. The king of Tyre who sent workmen and materials to Jerusalem, first, ( 2 Samuel 5:11 ; 1 Chronicles 14:1 ) to build a palace for David (B.C. 1064), whom he ever loved, ( 1 Kings 5:1 ) and again, 1Kin 5:10; 7:13; 2Chr 2:16 to build the temple for Solomon, with whom he had a treaty of peace and commerce ( 1 Kings 5:11 1 Kings 5:12 ) He admitted Solomons ships issuing from Joppa, to a share in the profitable trade of the Mediterranean, ( 1 Kings 10:22 ) and the Jewish sailors, under the guidance of Tyrians, were taught to bring the gold of India, ( 1 Kings 9:26 ) to Solomons two harbors on the Red Sea.
  2. Hiram was the name of a man of mixed race, ( 1 Kings 7:13 1 Kings 7:40 ) the principal architect and engineer sent by King Hiram to Solomon.

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Hiram, or Huram'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.