All the people left from the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites1 (these peoples were not Israelites),
References for 2 Chronicles 8:7
that is, their descendants remaining in the land, whom the Israelites had not destroyed--these Solomon conscripted2 for his slave labor force, as it is to this day.
References for 2 Chronicles 8:8
But Solomon did not make slaves of the Israelites for his work; they were his fighting men, commanders of his captains, and commanders of his chariots and charioteers.
They were also King Solomon's chief officials--two hundred and fifty officials supervising the men.