Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished his entire house.
He built the House of the Forest of the Lebanon one hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high, built on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on the pillars.
It was roofed with cedar on the forty-five rafters, fifteen in each row, which were on the pillars.
There were window frames in the three rows, facing each other in the three rows.
All the doorways and doorposts had four-sided frames, opposite, facing each other in the three rows.
He made the Hall of Pillars fifty cubits long and thirty cubits wide. There was a porch in front with pillars, and a canopy in front of them.
He made the Hall of the Throne where he was to pronounce judgment, the Hall of Justice, covered with cedar from floor to floor.
His own house where he would reside, in the other court back of the hall, was of the same construction. Solomon also made a house like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had taken in marriage.
All these were made of costly stones, cut according to measure, sawed with saws, back and front, from the foundation to the coping, and from outside to the great court.
The foundation was of costly stones, huge stones, stones of eight and ten cubits.
There were costly stones above, cut to measure, and cedarwood.
The great court had three courses of dressed stone to one layer of cedar beams all around; so had the inner court of the house of the Lord, and the vestibule of the house.
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