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Hiram I
according to the Bible, was the Phoenician king of Tyre. He reigned from 980 BC to 947 BC, succeeding his father, Abibaal. Hiram was succeeded as king of Tyre by his son Baal-Eser I. Hiram is also mentioned in the writings of Menander of Ephesus, as preserved in Josephus’s Against Apion, where some additional information is given that is not found in the Bible. One such item is that Hiram lived 53 years, and reigned 34.

King of Tyre
Reign 980 – 947 BC
Born 1000 BC
Birthplace Tyre, presumed
Died 947 or 946 BC
Predecessor Abibaal, ?? – 981 BC
Successor Baal-Eser I (Beleazarus I, Ba‘l-mazzer I) 946 – 930 BC
Dynasty of Abibaal and Hiram I

Father: Abibaal
Mother: unknown

Tomb Location: Hanawai Village, South-West Lebanon

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