Adoniram (Ad´uh-ni´ruhm; Heb., “my lord is exalted”)

An official in the service of King Solomon who supervised the conscripted labor force in the construction of the Temple (1Kgs 5:13-14). He is probably the same person who served a similar role later under King Rehoboam and was stoned to death when he attempted to enforce the latter’s harsh policies (1Kgs 12:18). He may be the same official elsewhere called Adoram (2Sam 20:24).

1Kgs 5:13-14

13King Solomon conscripted forced labor out of all Israel; the levy numbered thirty thousand men.14He sent them to the Lebanon, ten thousand a month in shifts; ... View more

1Kgs 12:18

18When King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was taskmaster over the forced labor, all Israel stoned him to death. King Rehoboam then hurriedly mounted his chariot to ... View more

2Sam 20:24

24Adoram was in charge of the forced labor; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the recorder;

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