King Solomon conscripted laborers1 from all Israel--thirty thousand men.
He sent them off to Lebanon in shifts of ten thousand a month, so that they spent one month in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram2 was in charge of the forced labor.
Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand stonecutters in the hills,
as well as thirty-three hundreda foremen3 who supervised the project and directed the workmen.
At the king's command they removed from the quarry4 large blocks of quality stone5 to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple.
The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram6 and the men of Gebalb7 cut and prepared the timber and stone for the building of the temple.