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Hiram

also known as: Huram, Horam

Meaning: high-born

This is the name of 3 biblical men.

  1. Hiram (or Huram), one of the sons of King Bela of Edom (1 Chr. 8:5)

  2. King Hiram of Tyre, also called “Huram” and “Horam”

    He entered into an alliance with David, and assisted him in building his palace by sending him able workmen, and also cedar and fir trees from Lebanon (2 Samuel 5:11; 1 Chronicles 14:1).

    Hiram also sent masons and stonecutters (quarrymen) to Jerusalem to assist Solomon’s workmen in building the Temple. See: Solmon’s Quarries.

    After the death of David he entered into a similar alliance with Solomon, and assisted him greatly in building the temple (1 Kings 5:1; 9:11; 2 Chronicles 2:3).

    He also took part in Solomon’s traffic to the Eastern Seas (1 Kings 9:27; 10:11; 2 Chronicles 8:18; 9:10).

  3. Huram (Hiram), the “master workman” whom King Hiram sent to Solomon

    His mother was a widow of Dan, and his father was of Tyre.

    In 2 Chronicles 2:13 “Huram my father” should be Huram Abi, the word “Abi” (rendered here “my father”) being regarded as a proper name, or it may perhaps be a title of distinction given to Huram, and equivalent to “master.” (Compare 1 Kings 7:14; 2 Chronicles 4:16.)

    In clay-beds in the valley of the Jordan, between Succoth and Zarthan, he cast the magnificent brass works for Solomon’s temple.

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Article Version: September 3, 2017