1 Kings 7:7-17 NIV

7 He built the throne hall, the Hall of Justice, where he was to judge,1 and he covered it with cedar from floor to ceiling.a2

References for 1 Kings 7:7

    • d 7:7 - Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew "floor"
      8 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.3

      References for 1 Kings 7:8

      9 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.
      10 The foundations were laid with large stones of good quality, some measuring ten cubitsb and some eight.c

      References for 1 Kings 7:10

        • e 7:10 - That is, about 15 feet (about 4.5 meters)
        • f 7:10 - That is, about 12 feet (about 3.6 meters)
          11 Above were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams.
          12 The great courtyard was surrounded by a wall of three courses4 of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams, as was the inner courtyard of the temple of the LORD with its portico.

          References for 1 Kings 7:12

          The Temple's Furnishings

          7:23-26pp -- 2Ch 4:2-5 7:38-51pp -- 2Ch 4:6,10-5:1

          13 King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram,d5

          References for 1 Kings 7:13

            • g 7:13 - Hebrew "Hiram," a variant of "Huram"; also in verses 40 and 45
              14 whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was a man of Tyre and a craftsman in bronze. Huram was highly skilled6 and experienced in all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all7 the work assigned to him.

              References for 1 Kings 7:14

              15 He cast two bronze pillars,8 each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around,e by line.

              References for 1 Kings 7:15

                • h 7:15 - That is, about 27 feet (about 8.1 meters) high and 18 feet (about 5.4 meters) around
                  16 He also made two capitals9 of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubitsf high.

                  References for 1 Kings 7:16

                    • i 7:16 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters); also in verse 23
                      17 A network of interwoven chains festooned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.