He made the Sea1 of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line2 of thirty cubits to measure around it.
References for 1 Kings 7:23
Below the rim, gourds encircled it--ten to a cubit. The gourds were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea.
The Sea stood on twelve bulls,3 three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center.
References for 1 Kings 7:25
It was a handbreadth in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths.
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