2 Chronicles 3

1 The place and time of building the temple.

3 The measure and ornaments of the house.

11 The cherubims.

14 The vail and pillars.

A.M. 2993. B.C. 1011. An. Ex. Is. 480. Solomon.

1Ki 6:1-14

in mount Moriah.

Ge 22:2,14

where the Lord appeared unto David. or, which was seen ofDavid. Ornan.

2Sa 24:18-25


1Ch 21:18; 22:1

in the second.

1Ki 6:1

A.M. 2993-3000. B.C. 1011-1004. Solomon.

1Ch 28:11-19

instructed. Heb. founded. The length.

1Ki 6:2,3

the first measure.It is supposed, with much probability, that the first measure means the cubit used in the time of Moses, contradistinguished from that used in Babylon, and which the Israelites used after their return from captivity: and, as these Books were written after the captivity, it was necessary for the writer to make this remark, lest it should be thought that the measurement was by the Babylonish cubit, which was a palm or one-sixth shorter than the cubit of Moses; which may serve to reconcile some variations in the historical books, with respect to numbers when applied to measures.

the porch.

Joh 10:23; Ac 3:11; 5:12

an hundred and twenty.As the height of the temple was only thirty cubits, 120 seems too great a height for the porch; but the Syriac, Arabic, and the LXX. in the codex Alexandrinus, have only twenty, probably reading, instead of {maiah weesrim,} "one hundred and twenty," {ammoth esrim,} "twenty cubits;" which brings it within the proportion of the other measures.

the greater.

1Ki 6:15-17,21,22

garnished. Heb. covered. precious.

1Ch 29:2,8; Isa 54:11,12; Re 21:18-21

Parvaim.Parvaim is supposed by Calmet to be the same as Sepharvaim in Armenia or Media; Bochart is of opinion that it is Taprobanes, now the island of Ceylon, which he drives from {taph,} a border, and Parvan, i.e., "the coast of Parvan;" but the late Editor of Calmet thinks it the same as the Parvatoi mountains of Ptolemy, at the head of the Indus.


Ex 26:29; 1Ki 6:20-22,30; Eze 7:20

graved cherubims.

Ex 26:1; 1Ki 6:35

the most holy.

Ex 26:33; 1Ki 6:19,20; Heb 9:3,9; 10:19


two cherubims.

1Ki 6:23-28

image work. or, as some think, of movable work.



inward. or, toward the house.

Ex 25:20

the vail.

Ex 26:31-35; Mt 27:51; Heb 9:3; 10:20

wrought. Heb. caused to ascend.

two pillars.

1Ki 7:15-24; Jer 52:20-23

thirty.The Syriac and Arabic have, agreeably to the parallel passage, "eighteen cubits high;" but the Septuagint, Chaldee, and Vulgate have "thirty and five cubits high." See the Note on 1 Ki 7:15.

high. Heb. long.


1Ki 6:21

an hundred.

1Ki 7:20

reared up.

1Ki 7:21

Jachin. that is, He shall establish. Boaz. that is, In itis strength.
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