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This is an article from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897. This article is written from a nineteenth century Christian viewpoint, and may not reflect modern opinions or recent discoveries in Biblical scholarship. Please help the Wikipedia by bringing this article up to date.

Tadmor - palm, a city built by Solomon "in the wilderness" (2 Chr. 8:4).

In 1 Kings 9:18, where the word occurs in the Authorized Version, the Hebrew text and the Revised Version[?] read "Tamar," which is properly a city on the southern border of Palestine and toward the wilderness (comp. Ezek. 47:19; 48:28).

In 2 Chr. 8:14 Tadmor is mentioned in connection with Hamath-zobah[?]. It is called Palmyra by the Greeks and Romans. It stood in the great Syrian wilderness, 176 miles from Damascus and 130 from the Mediterranean and was the centre of a vast commercial traffic with Western Asia. It was also an important military station.

Originally from Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)



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