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Then Solomon went to Hamath of Zoba and conquered it. He built Tadmor[a] in the wilderness and all the supply cities, which he built in Hamath. (A)He built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars;

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  1. 8:4 Tadmor: later known as Palmyra, an important caravan city in the Syrian desert. The parallel passage in 1 Kgs 9:18 has “Tamar,” in southern Judah; cf. Ez 47:19; 48:28. But Solomon may well have fortified Tadmor against the Arameans.

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