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2 Chronicles 4:3

Overview - 2 Chronicles 4
The altar of brass.
The molten sea upon twelve oxen.
The ten lavers, candlesticks, and tables.
The courts, and the instruments of brass.
19 The instruments of gold.
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2 Chronicles 4:3  (King James Version)
And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.
 


And under
1 Kings 7:24-26 ; Ezekiel 1:10 ; 10:14 1 Corinthians 9:9 1 Corinthians 9:10 ; Revelation 4:7

oxen
In the parallel passage of Kings, instead of {bekarim,} "oxen," we have {pekam,} "knops," in the form of colocynths.
(See on 1 ; Ki 6:18 and 2 ; Ki 4:39 which last is supposed by
able critics to be the reading which ought to received be here; {bekarim,} "oxen," being a mistake for {pekam,} "knops." Houbigant, however, contends that the words in both
places are right; but that {bakar} does not signify an ox here, but a large kind of grape, according to its meaning in Arabic But Dr. A. Clarke states that {bakar,} or {bakarat,} has no such meaning in Arabic, though the phrase {aino 'lbikri,} or "ox-eye," signifies a species of black grape,
very large, and of incredible sweetness; that consequently the criticism of this great man is not solid; and that the likeliest method of reconciling the two places is to suppose a change in the letters as above.
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