He also made two rows of pomegranates that encircled the latticework to decorate the capitals over the pillars.
The capitals on the columns inside the foyer were shaped like lilies, and they were 6 feet tall.
Each capital on the two pillars had two hundred pomegranates in two rows around them, beside the rounded surface next to the latticework.
Huram set the pillars at the entrance of the Temple, one toward the south and one toward the north. He named the one on the south Jakin, and the one on the north Boaz. a22
The capitals on the pillars were shaped like lilies. And so the work on the pillars was finished.
Then Huram cast a large round tank, 15 feet across from rim to rim; it was called the Sea. It was 7 1/2 feet deep and about 45 feet in circumference.
The Sea was encircled just below its rim by two rows of decorative gourds. There were about six gourds per foot b all the way around, and they had been cast as part of the tank.
The Sea rested on a base of twelve bronze oxen, all facing outward. Three faced north, three faced west, three faced south, and three faced east.
The walls of the Sea were about three inches c thick, and its rim flared out like a cup and resembled a lily blossom. It could hold about 11,000 gallons d of water.
Huram also made ten bronze water carts, each 6 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 4 1/2 feet tall.
They were constructed with side panels braced with crossbars.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)