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This eulogy would indicate that Hiram knew the true God of creation, or at least recognized His existence and preeminence, despite his background among the pagan Phoenicians. Possibly his many friendly contacts with David had at least partially converted him. If so, his influence did not last long, as his country later was a center of Baal worship. A later king of Tyre seems even to have been Satan-possessed (Ezekiel 28:12-19).
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8