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Hiram of Tyre (10th century BC) – Ancient Phoenician ruler (969-936 BC)
Hiram was king of the Sidonian state, a small but prosperous Phoenician kingdom, whose capital was the sea-port city of Tyre. In the last years of the reign of David I, King of the Hebrews (p. 79) Hiram formed an alliance with him which was continued by the latter’s son, Solomon (p. 10). This was to organize a fleet of ships for trading in the Mediterranean, in the Red Sea and as far away as the Indian Ocean, and both Hebrews and Sidonians profited enormously from the arrangement. They also exchanged artists, craftsmen and builders, and Solomon’s famous Temple at Jerusalem (since destroyed) was designed and built by Hiram’s architects. This period of peace between Tyre and the Hebrews enabled Hiram to spread his territory north and south and thus unite many of the Phoenician states, which for a while were glad to accept his leadership.
King Hiram of Tyre