2 Chronicles 2:13

13 "Now I have sent a skilled man, who has understanding, Huram-abi,

2 Chronicles 2:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 2:13

And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding,
&c.] In such things as Solomon required he should, ( 2 Chronicles 2:7 )

of Huram my father's;
a workman of his, whom he employed, and so might be depended upon as a good artificer; though rather Huram is the artificer's name,

and Abi,
we render "my father", his surname, that is, "Huram Abi"; and this is the opinion of several learned men F7, and is very probable; for certain it is, that his name was Huram or Hiram, ( 1 Kings 7:13 ) , and so he is called "Huram his father, or Huram Abif", ( 2 Chronicles 4:16 ) .


F7 Luther. Emanuel Sa, Piscator, Schmidt, Beckius in Targum in loc.

2 Chronicles 2:13 In-Context

11 Then Hiram the king of Tyre answered in a letter that he sent to Solomon, "Because the LORD loves his people, he has made you king over them."
12 Hiram also said, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, who has discretion and understanding, who will build a temple for the LORD and a royal palace for himself.
13 "Now I have sent a skilled man, who has understanding, Huram-abi,
14 the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre. He is trained to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and wood, and in purple, blue, and crimson fabrics and fine linen, and to do all sorts of engraving and execute any design that may be assigned him, with your craftsmen, the craftsmen of my lord, David your father.
15 Now therefore the wheat and barley, oil and wine, of which my lord has spoken, let him send to his servants.