2 Chronicles 8:2

2 rebuilt the cities that Hiram had given him and colonized them with Israelites;

2 Chronicles 8:2 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 8:2

That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon
Which Solomon first gave to him, but he not liking them, returned them to him, ( 1 Kings 9:12 ) ,

Solomon built them;
or rebuilt them, being very much out of repair, which might be one reason of Huram's not accepting them:

and caused the children of Israel to dwell there;
they being inhabited by others, the remains of the Canaanitcs perhaps; see ( 2 Chronicles 8:7 ) .

2 Chronicles 8:2 In-Context

1 At the end of twenty years, Solomon had quite a list of accomplishments. He had: built The Temple of God and his own palace;
2 rebuilt the cities that Hiram had given him and colonized them with Israelites;
3 marched on Hamath Zobah and took it;
4 fortified Tadmor in the desert and all the store-cities he had founded in Hamath;
5 built the fortress cities Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon, complete with walls, gates, and bars;