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Hiram

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Hiram

High-born.

1. Generally "Huram," one of the sons of Bela (1 Chronicles 8:5).

2. Also "Huram" and "Horam," king of Tyre. He entered into an alliance with David, and assisted him in building his palace by sending him able workmen, and also cedar-trees and fir-trees from Lebanon (2 Samuel 5:11; 1 Chronicles 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 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. The "master workman" whom Hiram sent to Solomon. He was the son of a widow of Dan, and of a Tyrian father. 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." (Comp. 1 Kings 7:14; 2 Chronicles 4:16.) He cast the magnificent brazen works for Solomon's temple in clay-beds in the valley of Jordan, between Succoth and Zarthan.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Hiram

exaltation of life; a destroyer


Naves Topical Index
Hiram

1. Called Huram, king of Tyre:

Builds a house for David
2 Samuel 5:11; 1 Chronicles 14:1; 2 Chronicles 2:3

Aids Solomon in building the temple
2 Chronicles 11:5; 2 Chronicles 2:3-16

Dissatisfied with cities given by Solomon
1 Kings 9:11-13

Makes presents of gold and seamen to Solomon
1 Kings 9:14; 1 Kings 9:26-28; 1 Kings 10:11

2. Called Huram, an artificer sent by King Hiram to execute the artistic work of the interior of the temple
1 Kings 7:13-45; 2 Chronicles 2:13; 2 Chronicles 4:11-16


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Hiram, or Huram

(noble).

  1. The king of Tyre who sent workmen and materials to Jerusalem, first, (2 Samuel 5:11; 1 Chronicles 14:1) to build a palace for David (B.C. 1064), whom he ever loved, (1 Kings 5:1) and again, 1 Kings 5:10; 7:13; 2 Chronicles 2:16 To build the temple for Solomon, with whom he had a treaty of peace and commerce (1 Kings 5:11,12) He admitted Solomon's ships issuing from Joppa, to a share in the profitable trade of the Mediterranean, (1 Kings 10:22) and the Jewish sailors, under the guidance of Tyrians, were taught to bring the gold of India, (1 Kings 9:26) to Solomon's two harbors on the Red Sea.
  2. Hiram was the name of a man of mixed race, (1 Kings 7:13,40) the principal architect and engineer sent by King Hiram to Solomon.