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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Levy

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(1 Kings 4:6 , RSV; 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 per cent. of the population, to work for him by courses on Lebanon. Adoram (12:18) presided over this forced labour service (Ger. Frohndienst; Fr. corvee).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Levy'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/l/levy.html. 1897.

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