Hiram King of Tyre received a country north-west of Galilee, near to Tyre from Solomon, as a reward for his assistance in building the temple. The history of this event is given in the degree of Intimate Secretary of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. The reward was twenty cities, and when Hiram King of Tyre came out of Tyre to see these cities that Solomon had given him; And he said what cities (are) these which thou has given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul (meaning displeasing) even unto this day. This legend is the subject of the degree of Intimate Secretary in the Scottish Rite. ( 1 Kings 9:10-13 )

Biblical Reference

1 Kings 9:10-13

10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD, and the king's house, 11 (Now Hiram the king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with cedar trees and fir trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then king Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 12 And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him; and they pleased him not. 13 And he said, What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he called them the land of Cabul unto this day.

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