Search Tools

But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no bondmen: but they were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains, and rulers of his chariots, and his horsemen.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

9:22 make no bondmen. This verse indicates that Solomon’s levy of forced labor applied only to Canaanites, not Israelites. However, he had previously “raised a levy out of all Israel...thirty thousand men” for work on the temple (I Kings 5:13). These were probably Canaanites who still lived among the Israelites.

About the New Defender's Study Bible