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For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
Tarshish Bochart thinks this Tarshish was probably the promontory Cory, on the north of the island of Ceylon, which, according to him, was the land of ophir. That it was name of a place in the East Indies, seems probable from the articles brought thence, and also from the ships sent thither being built at Ezion-geber, on the Red Sea; though Michaelis supposes that the fleet coasted along the shore of Africa, doubling the Cape of Good Hope, and came to Tartessus, in Spain, and thence back again the same way; that this accounts for their three years' voyage out and home and that Spain and the coasts of Africa furnish all the commodities which they brought back.
1 Kings 10:22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold...
1 Kings 22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.
ivory. or, elephants' teeth
peacocks Tukkeeyim is rendered taysin in the Targum, () in the Alexandrian MS. of the LXX., and pavos, `peacocks,' in the Vulgate; with which the Syriac, Arabic, and Rabbins agree. This derives confirmation from the fact, that the peacock is called in Malabric, Togei.
Job 39:13 Gave you the goodly wings to the peacocks? or wings and feathers to the ostrich?
Strong's ConcordanceFor the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
Topical BibleApes Baboons Bearing Bringing Carrying Gold Hiram's Huram Ivory King's Manned Monkeys Peacocks Returned Sailing Servants Ships Silver Tarshish Tarshish-ships Trading
2 Chronicles Chapter 9 Verse 21
Alphabetical: a and apes baboons bringing by came carrying every fleet For gold had Hiram's Huram it ivory king manned men of Once peacocks returned servants ships silver Tarshish The three to trading went which with years
OT History: 2 Chronicles 9:21 For the king had ships that went (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)