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.2
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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.3
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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 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.
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King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram,5
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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.
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He cast two bronze pillars,8 each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around, by line.
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He also made two capitals9 of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits high.
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A network of interwoven chains festooned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.