1 Kings 6:1-7 CSB

Building the Temple

1 Solomon [began to] build the temple for the Lord in the four hundred eightieth year after the Israelites came out from the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of his reign over Israel, in the second month, in the month of Ziv.ab

References for 1 Kings 6:1

    • a 6:1 - April-May
    • b 6:1 - 1 Kg 6:37; 2 Ch 3:2
      2 The temple that King Solomon built for the Lord was 90 feetc long, 30 feetd wide, and 45 feete high.

      References for 1 Kings 6:2

        • c 6:2 - Lit 60 cubits
        • d 6:2 - Lit 20 cubits
        • e 6:2 - Lit 30 cubits
          3 The portico in front of the temple sanctuary was 30 feetf long extending across the temple's width, and 15 feet deepg in front of the temple.h

          References for 1 Kings 6:3

            • f 6:3 - Lit 20 cubits
            • g 6:3 - Lit 10 cubits wide
            • h 6:3 - 2 Ch 3:1-4
              4 He also made windows with beveled framesi for the temple.

              References for 1 Kings 6:4

                • i 6:4 - Hb obscure
                  5 He then built a chambered structurej along the temple wall, encircling the walls of the temple, that is, the sanctuary and the inner sanctuary. And he made side chambersk all around.

                  References for 1 Kings 6:5

                    • j 6:5 - Lit built the house of chamber
                    • k 6:5 - Lit made ribs or sides
                      6 The lowest chamber was seven and a half feetl wide, the middle was nine feetm wide, and the third was 10 and a half feetn wide. He also provided offset ledges for the temple all around the outside so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls.

                      References for 1 Kings 6:6

                        • l 6:6 - Lit five cubits
                        • m 6:6 - Lit six cubits
                        • n 6:6 - Lit seven cubits
                          7 The temple's construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.