2 Chronicles 2:13

13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

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 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

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

2 Chronicles 2:13 In-Context

11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.
12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
13 And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,
14 The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
15 Now therefore the wheat, and the barley, the oil, and the wine, which my lord hath spoken of, let him send unto his servants: