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Hiram

Meaning: high-born

  1. generally “Huram,” one of the sons of Bela (1 Chr. 8:5)

  2. also “Huram” and “Horam,” king of Tyre

    Jordan

    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 Sam. 5:11; 1 Chr. 14:1). 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 Chr. 2:3). He also took part in Solomon’s traffic to the Eastern Seas (1 Kings 9:27; 10:11; 2 Chr. 8:18; 9:10).

  3. the “master workman” whom Hiram sent to Solomon

    He was the son of a widow of Dan, and of a Tyrian father. In 2 Chr. 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 Chr. 4:16.) He cast the magnificent brazen works for Solomon’s temple in clay-beds in the valley of Jordan, between Succoth and Zarthan.