(1 Kings 4:6, Revised King James Version; 5:13), forced service.

The service of tributaries was often thus exacted by kings. Solomon raised a “great levy” of 30,000 men, about two percent of the population, to work for him by courses on Lebanon. Adoram (12:18) presided over this forced labor service (German: Frohndienst; French: corvee).

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