1 Kings 7:1-12
Solomon Builds His Palace1Solomon was abuilding his own house thirteen years, and he finished his entire house.
2He built bthe House of the Forest of Lebanon. Its length was a hundred cubits ▼
▼A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimetersand its breadth fifty cubits and its height thirty cubits, and it was built on four ▼
▼Septuagint threerows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on the pillars. 3And it was covered with cedar above the chambers that were on the forty-five pillars, fifteen in each row. 4There were window frames in three rows, and window opposite window in three tiers. 5All the doorways and windows ▼
▼Septuagint; Hebrew postshad square frames, and window was opposite window in three tiers.
6And he made fthe Hall of Pillars; its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth thirty cubits. There was a porch in front with pillars, and ga canopy in front of them.
7And he made the Hall of the Throne where he was to pronounce judgment, even the Hall of Judgment. hIt was finished with cedar from floor to rafters. ▼
▼Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew floor
8His own house where he was to dwell, in the other court back of the hall, was of like workmanship. Solomon also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter jwhom he had taken in marriage.
9All these were made of costly stones, cut according to measure, sawed with saws, back and front, even from the foundation to the coping, and from the outside to the great court. 10The foundation was of costly stones, huge stones, stones of eight and ten cubits. 11And above were costly stones, cut according to measurement, and cedar. 12 kThe great court had three courses of cut stone all around, and a course of cedar beams; so had the inner court of the house of the Lord and lthe vestibule of the house.
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