1 Kings 7:13

13 King Solomon had Hiram[a] brought from Tyre.

1 Kings 7:13 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 7:13

And King Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.
] Not the king of Tyre, but an artificer in it, after described, whom Solomon had heard and upon his request Huram sent him to him, ( 2 Chronicles 2:13 ) his name is called Hyperon by Clemens of Alexandria F12.


F12 Stromat. l. 1. p. 332.

1 Kings 7:13 In-Context

11 Above were also costly stones, cut to size, as well as cedar wood.
12 Around the great courtyard, as well as the inner courtyard of the Lord's temple and the portico of the temple, were three rows of dressed stone and a row of trimmed cedar beams.
13 King Solomon had Hiram brought from Tyre.
14 He was a widow's son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a bronze craftsman. Hiram had great skill, understanding, and knowledge to do every kind of bronze work. So he came to King Solomon and carried out all his work.
15 He cast two [hollow] bronze pillars: each 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Huram in 2 Ch 2:13; here not the king of Tyre (1 Kg 5:1)