Tadmor: Palm, a city built by Solomon "in the wilderness"
(2 Chronicles 8:4) In
(1 Kings 9:18) where the word occurs in the Authorized Version, the
Hebrew text and the Revised Version read "Tamar," which is properly a
city on the southern border of Palestine and toward the wilderness
(Ezekiel 47:19; 48:28) In
(2 Chronicles 8:1-4) Tadmor is mentioned in
connection with Hamath-zobah. It is called Palmyra by the Greeks and
Romans. It stood in the great Syrian wilderness, 176 miles from
Damascus and 130 from the Mediterranean and was the centre of a vast
commercial traffic with Western Asia. It was also an important
"Remains of ancient temples and palaces, surrounded by splendid
colonnades of white marble, many of which are yet standing, and
thousands of prostrate pillars, scattered over a large extent of
space, attest the ancient magnificence of this city of palms,
surpassing that of the renowned cities of Greece and Rome."