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2 Chronicles 4:5

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 4:5  (King James Version)
And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.
 


with flowers of lilies
or, like a lily flower. three
thousand baths. In the parallel passage, it is said to hold only two thousand baths; which some think may be reconciled by supposing that the quantity of water which was commonly in it was 2 Chronicles 4:2 2 Chronicles 4:000 ; baths, but that, if filled up to the top, it would hold 3,000. But, as we have already seen that the Babylonish cubit was less than that of the ancient Hebrews, it might be the same with measures of capacity; so that 2 Chronicles 4:2 2 Chronicles 4:000 ; of the ancient Jewish baths might have been equal to 2 Chronicles 4:3 2 Chronicles 4:000 ; of those used after the captivity. The Targum cuts the knot: "It received 2 Chronicles 4:3 2 Chronicles 4:000 ; baths of dry measure, and held 2 Chronicles 4:2 2 Chronicles 4:000 ; of liquid measure." See 1 ; Ki 7:26
1 Kings 7:26
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