1 Kings 6:1 NKJV

1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.

Study tools for 1 Kings 6:1

  • a 6:3 - Hebrew heykal; here the main room of the temple, elsewhere called the holy place (compare Exodus 26:33 and Ezekiel 41:1)
  • b 6:5 - Hebrew debir; here the inner room of the temple, elsewhere called the Most Holy Place (compare 1 Kings 6:16)
  • c 6:8 - Following Masoretic Text and Vulgate; Septuagint reads upper story; Targum reads ground story.
  • d 6:27 - Literally house