2 Chronicles 8:4

4 fortified Tadmor in the desert and all the store-cities he had founded in Hamath;

2 Chronicles 8:4 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 8:4

And built Tadmor in the wilderness
Of which (See Gill on 1 Kings 9:18)

and all the storehouses which he built in Hamath;
a country in Syria, which he made himself master of, and where he laid up store of provision and ammunition to keep it, should any attempt be made to rescue it out of his hands. According to an Arabic writer F1, Solomon in the twenty fourth year of his reign having demolished Antioch, built seven cities, of which Tadmor was one.


FOOTNOTES:

F1 Abulpharag. Hist. Dynast. dyn. 3. p. 53.

2 Chronicles 8:4 In-Context

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;
6 built Baalath and store-cities; built chariot-cities for his horses. Solomon built impulsively and extravagantly - whenever a whim took him. And in Jerusalem, in Lebanon - wherever he fancied.