The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Kings 10:28
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt…
To mount his
horsemen with, and draw his chariots; which seems contrary to the
command in (Deuteronomy 17:16)
and linen yarn; the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a
or rather linen itself; or linen garments, as Ben Gersom; linen
being the staple commodity of Egypt, see (Isaiah 19:9) , but no mention is
made of yarn in (2 Chronicles 9:28) , and the word rendered "linen yarn" signifies
a confluence or collection of waters and other things; and the words may
be rendered, "as for the collection, the king's merchants received the
collection at a price"; that is, the collection of horses, a large
number of them got together for sale; these they took at a price set
upon them F8, which is as follows.
F8 Vid. Braunium de Vest. Sacerdot. Heb. l. 1. c. 8. sect. 9, 10, 11.