Out of the spoils won in battle did they dedicate to maintain
the house of the Lord.
] When it should be built; for as yet it was not; both to repair it when necessary, and to provide sacrifices for it; or to confirm, strengthen, and animate the heart of the king to build it, so some, and put it into the power of his hands to do it; so the Romans dedicated the best of their spoil, and laid it up in the temple of Jupiter Feretrius, after the example of Romulus, their first king F6; yea, sometimes out of the spoil they erected temples, as Tarquinius Superbus F7 did; or repaired and ornamented them, as the temple at Delphos, and others F8.
F6 Vid. Valtrinum de re militar. Roman. l. 7. c. 21.
F7 Flori Hist. l. 1. c. 7.
F8 Vid. Strabo, Geograph. l. 6. p. 190. Liv. Hist. l. 10. c. 46.