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A governor from Arubboth responsible for providing a month’s provisions for Solomon’s household (1 Kgs 4:10).
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BEN-HESED (PERSON) [Heb ben-ḥesed (בֶּן־חֶסֶד)]. A prefect charged with supplying provisions for palace use one month per year from Solomon’s third administrative district (1 Kgs 4:10).Ben-hesed’s district included Arubboth, Socoh, and the Hepher region. Scholars agree in locating Socoh at Eš-Šuweikeh
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