2 Chronicles 3

The Temple Construction in Jerusalem

1 a  Then Solomon began to build the house of the  Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the  Lord had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared b  on the threshing floor of
In 2 Sam 24:18, Araunah
Ornan the Jebusite.
2He began to build on the second day in the second month
Lit in
of the fourth year of his reign.

Dimensions and Materials of the Temple

3Now these are the
Lit founding of Solomon to build
foundations which f  Solomon laid for building the house of God. The length in
I.e. One cubit equals approx 18 in.
cubits, according to the old standard was sixty cubits, and the width twenty cubits.
4The porch which was in front of the house h  was as long as the width of the house, twenty cubits, and the height 120; and inside he overlaid it with pure gold. 5He overlaid i  the
Lit great house
main room with cypress wood and overlaid it with fine gold, and
Lit put on it palm trees
ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
6Further, he
Lit overlaid...for beauty
adorned the house with precious stones; and the gold was gold from
Or country of gold
7 n  He also overlaid the house with goldthe beams, the thresholds and its walls and its doors; and he o  carved cherubim on the walls.

8Now he made p  the
Lit house
room of the holy of holies: its length across the width of the house was twenty cubits, and its width was twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to 600 talents.
9The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid r  the upper rooms with gold.

10 s  Then he made two
Lit cherubim of sculptured work
sculptured cherubim in the room of the holy of holies and overlaid them with gold.
11The wingspan of the cherubim was twenty cubits; the wing of one, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub. 12The wing of the other cherub, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house; and its other wing of five cubits was attached to the wing of the
Lit other
first cherub.
13The wings of these cherubim extended twenty cubits, and they stood on their feet
Lit and their faces to
facing the main room.
14 w  He made the veil of violet, purple, crimson and fine linen, and he worked cherubim on it.

15 x  He also made two pillars for the front of the house, thirty-five cubits
Lit long
high, and the capital on the top of each was five cubits.
16He made chains in the inner sanctuary and placed them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates and placed them on the chains. 17 z  He erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.
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