( 1 Kings 4:6 , RSV; 5:13 ), forced service. The service of tributaries was often thus exacted by kings. Solomon raised a "great levy" of 30,000 men, about two per cent. of the population, to work for him by courses on Lebanon. Adoram ( 12:18 ) presided over this forced labour service (Ger. Frohndienst; Fr. corvee).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Levy". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".