It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace.1
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He built the Palace2 of the Forest of Lebanon3 a hundred cubits long, fifty wide and thirty high, with four rows of cedar columns supporting trimmed cedar beams.
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It was roofed with cedar above the beams that rested on the columns--forty-five beams, fifteen to a row.
Its windows were placed high in sets of three, facing each other.
All the doorways had rectangular frames; they were in the front part in sets of three, facing each other.
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He made a colonnade fifty cubits long and thirty wide. In front of it was a portico, and in front of that were pillars and an overhanging roof.
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He built the throne hall, the Hall of Justice, where he was to judge,4 and he covered it with cedar from floor to ceiling.5
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And the palace in which he was to live, set farther back, was similar in design. Solomon also made a palace like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had married.6
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All these structures, from the outside to the great courtyard and from foundation to eaves, were made of blocks of high-grade stone cut to size and trimmed with a saw on their inner and outer faces.
The foundations were laid with large stones of good quality, some measuring ten cubits and some eight.
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Above were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams.
The great courtyard was surrounded by a wall of three courses7 of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams, as was the inner courtyard of the temple of the LORD with its portico.
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