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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    palm, a city built by Solomon "in the wilderness" (2 Chr. 8:4).
    In 1 Kings 9:18, where the word occurs in the Authorized
    Version, the Hebrew text and the Revised Version read "Tamar,"
    which is properly a city on the southern border of Palestine and
    toward the wilderness (comp. Ezek. 47:19; 48:28). In 2 Chr. 8:14
    Tadmor is mentioned in connection with Hamath-zobah. It is
    called Palmyra by the Greeks and Romans. It stood in the great
    Syrian wilderness, 176 miles from Damascus and 130 from the
    Mediterranean and was the centre of a vast commercial traffic
    with Western Asia. It was also an important military station.
    (See SOLOMON.) "Remains of ancient temples and
    palaces, surrounded by splendid colonnades of white marble, many
    of which are yet standing, and thousands of prostrate pillars,
    scattered over a large extent of space, attest the ancient
    magnificence of this city of palms, surpassing that of the
    renowned cities of Greece and Rome."

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Tadmor, the palm-tree; bitterness