Craftsmen who build with stone. They were brought from Tyre to build a house for David (2Sam 5:11
; 1Chr 14:1
) and to build the Jerusalem Temple under Solomon (1Chr 22:15
). Later, they came to repair that Temple (2Kgs 12:12
; 2Kgs 22:6
; 2Chr 24:12
) and, still later, they came again to rebuild it (Ezra 3:7
). It is unclear precisely when local talent could fully displace the imported expertise.
11King Hiram of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar trees, and carpenters and masons who built David a house.
David Established at Jerusalem
1King Hiram of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs, and masons and carpenters to build a house for him.
15You have an abundance of workers: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and all kinds of artisans without number, skilled in working
12to the masons and the stonecutters, as well as to buy timber and quarried stone for making repairs on the house of the Lord, as well as for any outlay for rep ... View more
6that is, to the carpenters, to the builders, to the masons; and let them use it to buy timber and quarried stone to repair the house.
12The king and Jehoiada gave it to those who had charge of the work of the house of the Lord, and they hired masons and carpenters to restore the house of the L ... View more
7So they gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and food, drink, and oil to the Sidonians and the Tyrians to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea, to ... View more