Solomon built the "millo" in 1 Kings 11:27. What is the millo?


1 Kings 11:27

ESV - 27 And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king. Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of David his father.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The name of The Millo is derived from the Hebrew word meaning "fill". It was given its name because it was a fortification of terraces filled in with earth and stone. It was the outermost defense of the north side of Jerusalem.

The Millo is first mentioned in 2 Samuel 5:9 (where it is translated as "the terraces" or "the ramparts"), and existed prior to David's conquest of the Jebusites who lived in Jerusalem. After conquering Jerusalem, David built up the areas around The Millo.

Also (as noted in the question), The Millo was later built (or, more accurately, re-built, as some translations express it) by Solomon, and also repaired by Hezekiah during his reign as king of Judah.

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