2 Chronicles 11:6

6 Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

2 Chronicles 11:6 in Other Translations

6 He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,
6 He built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
6 He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
6 in Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
6 He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

2 Chronicles 11:6 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 11:6

He built even Bethlehem
The place of our Lord's birth, about six miles from Jerusalem:

and Etam;
another city in the tribe of Judah; see ( 1 Chronicles 4:32 ) , there was a rock of this name, ( Judges 15:8 ) and a fountain from whence waters were conveyed into the pool at Jerusalem, spoken of in Jewish writings {b}:

and Tekoah;
of which place Amos the prophet was, and which was about twelve miles from Jerusalem. Rauwolff F3 speaks of it as a fortified place now; he says it has a strong and mighty castle, built on a great and high hill.


F2 Cippi Heb. p. 10.
F3 Travels, par. 3. c. 22. p. 321. Ed. Ray.

2 Chronicles 11:6 In-Context

4 ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not go up to fight against your fellow Israelites. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.’ ” So they obeyed the words of the LORD and turned back from marching against Jeroboam.
5 Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defense in Judah:
6 Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
7 Beth Zur, Soko, Adullam,
8 Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,
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