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Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

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).

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