12 Baana Ben-Ahilud 'hath' Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-Shean, which 'is' by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Beth-Shean unto Abel-Meholah, unto beyond Jokneam.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 4:12

Commentary on 1 Kings 4:1-19

(Read 1 Kings 4:1-19)

In the choice of the great officers of Solomon's court, no doubt, his wisdom appeared. Several are the same that were in his father's time. A plan was settled by which no part of the country was exhausted to supply his court, though each sent its portion.