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2 Chronicles 3:3

Overview - 2 Chronicles 3
The place and time of building the temple.
The measure and ornaments of the house.
11 The cherubims.
14 The vail and pillars.
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2 Chronicles 3:3  (King James Version)
Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
 


A
M. 2993-3000. B.C. 1011-1004. Solomon.
1 Chronicles 28:11-19

instructed
Hebrew founded. The length.
1 Kings 6:2 1 Kings 6:3

the first measure
It is supposed, with much probability, that the first measure means the cubit used in the time of Moses, contradistinguished from that used in Babylon, and which the Israelites used after their return from captivity: and, as these Books were written after the captivity, it was necessary for the writer to make this remark, lest it should be thought that the measurement was by the Babylonish cubit, which was a palm or one-sixth shorter than the cubit of Moses; which may serve to reconcile some variations in the historical books, with respect to numbers when applied to measures.
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