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2 Chronicles 8:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and to Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth, on the seashore in the land of Edom.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then, went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and unto Eloth on the seashore in the land of Edom.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then hath Solomon gone to Ezion-Geber, and unto Elath, on the border of the sea, in the land of Edom;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then Solomon went to Asiongaber, and to Ailath, on the coast of the Red Sea, which is in the land of Edom.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then went Solomon to Ezion Geber, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Then Solomon went to Gasion Gaber, and to Aelath near the sea in the land of Edom{gr.Idumea}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then went Shelomoh to Etzyon Gever, and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then x227
(0227) Complement
A demonstrative adverb; at that time or place; also as a conjugation, therefore.
went 1980
{1980} Prime
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
lm שְׁלֹמֹה 8010
{8010} Prime
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
to `Exyn Gever עֶציוֹן־גֶּבֶר, 6100
{6100} Prime
עֶצְיוֹן גֶבֶר
`Etsyown Geber
{ets-yone' gheh'-ber}
From H6096 and H1397; backbone like of a man; Etsjon-Geber, a place on the Red Sea.
and to x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
l אֵלוֹת, 359
{0359} Prime
From H0352; trees or a grove (that is, palms); Eloth or Elath, a place on the Red Sea.
at x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the sea 3220
{3220} Prime
From an unused root meaning to roar; a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article) the Mediterranean; sometimes a large river, or an artificial basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south.
side 8193
{8193} Prime
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
in the land 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
of m אֱדוֹם. 123
{0123} Prime
From H0122; red (see Genesis 25:25); Edom, the elder twin-brother of Jacob; hence the region (Idumaea) occuped by him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Chronicles 8:17

_ _ Then went Solomon to Ezion-geber, and to Eloth — These two maritime ports were situated at the eastern gulf of the Red Sea, now called the Gulf of Akaba. Eloth is seen in the modern Akaba, Ezion-geber in El Gudyan [Robinson]. Solomon, determined to cultivate the arts of peace, was sagacious enough to perceive that his kingdom could become great and glorious only by encouraging a spirit of commercial enterprise among his subjects; and, accordingly, with that in mind he made a contract with Huram for ships and seamen to instruct his people in navigation.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Chronicles 8:12-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Chronicles 8:17

Then went Solomon to Eziongeber, and to Eloth, at the (i) sea side in the land of Edom.

(i) Meaning, the Red Sea.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

2 Chronicles 20:36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber.
Numbers 33:35 And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Eziongaber.
1 Kings 9:26-27 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which [is] beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. ... And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.
1 Kings 22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.


Deuteronomy 2:8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
2 Kings 14:22 He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
2 Kings 16:6 At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day.
, Elath
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Hi Julia'

Are you talking about Proverbs 1v6 and eccles3 v 15
- Attie (9/28/2012 12:46:13 PM)
does it mean the heavens are the Lords, no matter what and the earth was given to the children of Israel in the house of Aaron? Very interesting...
- julia (9/28/2012 10:06:21 AM)
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