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Hiram(hī`rəm). 1 In the Bible, king of Tyre, c.969–936 B.C., a friend of David and Solomon. Solomon and Hiram shared in trade with India and the Mediterranean, and Hiram sent much material for the Temple. 2 In First Kings, artisan in metals from Tyre, sent for by Solomon to work on the ornamentation of the Temple. He appears as Huram in Second Chronicles.
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expert brazier commissioned by Solomon for temple work. [O.T.: I Kings 7:13–14]
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10th century bc, king of Tyre, who supplied Solomon with materials and craftsmen for the building of the Temple (II Samuel 5:11; I Kings 5:1--18)
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