(CHILDREN OF). ( Ezra 2:55 Ezra 2:58 ; Nehemiah 7:57 Nehemiah 7:60 ) The persons thus named appear in the lists of the exiles who returned from the captivity. They were the descendants of the Canaanites who were reduced by Solomon to the helot state, and compelled to labor in the kings stone-quarries and in building his palaces and cities. ( 1 Kings 5:13 1 Kings 5:14 ; 1 Kings 9:20 1 Kings 9:21 ; 2 Chronicles 8:7 2 Chronicles 8:8 ) They appear to have formed a distinct order, inheriting probably the same functions and the same skill as their ancestors.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Solomons servants'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".