New Defender's Study Bible Notes
2:12 Huram. “Huram” is the same as “Hiram,” as he is commonly referred to in Kings and I Chronicles. He was the greatest king of Tyre in its earlier days of eminence as a Mediterranean power.
2:12 heaven and earth. This eulogy would indicate that Hiram knew the true God of creation, or at least recognized His existence and preeminence, despite his background among the pagan Phoenicians. Possibly his many friendly contacts with David had at least partially converted him. If so, his influence did not last long, as his country later was a center of Baal worship. A later king of Tyre seems even to have been Satan-possessed (Ezekiel 28:12-19).