I saw that the temple had a raised base all around it, forming the foundation of the side rooms. It was the length of the rod, six long cubits.
The outer wall of the side rooms was five cubits thick. The open area between the side rooms of the temple
and the [ priests'] rooms was twenty cubits wide all around the temple.
There were entrances to the side rooms from the open area, one on the north and another on the south; and the base adjoining the open area was five cubits wide all around.
The building facing the temple courtyard on the west side was seventy cubits wide. The wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length was ninety cubits.
Then he measured the temple; it was a hundred cubits long, and the temple courtyard and the building with its walls were also a hundred cubits long.
The width of the temple courtyard on the east, including the front of the temple, was a hundred cubits.115
Then he measured the length of the building facing the courtyard at the rear of the temple, including its galleries2 on each side; it was a hundred cubits. The outer sanctuary, the inner sanctuary and the portico facing the court,
as well as the thresholds and the narrow windows3 and galleries around the three of them--everything beyond and including the threshold was covered with wood. The floor, the wall up to the windows, and the windows were covered.417
In the space above the outside of the entrance to the inner sanctuary and on the walls at regular intervals all around the inner and outer sanctuary
were carved5 cherubim6 and palm trees.7 Palm trees alternated with cherubim. Each cherub had two faces:8