1 Kings 6:1-7 NLT

1 It was in midspring, in the month of Ziv,a during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign, that he began to construct the Temple of the . This was 480 years after the people of Israel were rescued from their slavery in the land of Egypt.

References for 1 Kings 6:1

    • Ү 6:1 - Hebrew It was in the month of Ziv, which is the second month. This month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar usually occurs within the months of April and May.
      2 The Temple that King Solomon built for the was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet high.b

      References for 1 Kings 6:2

        • ү 6:2 - Hebrew 60 cubits [27.6 meters] long, 20 cubits [9.2 meters] wide, and 30 cubits [13.8 meters] high.
          3 The entry room at the front of the Temple was 30 feetc wide, running across the entire width of the Temple. It projected outward 15 feetd from the front of the Temple.

          References for 1 Kings 6:3

            • Ұ 6:3 - Hebrew 20 cubits [9.2 meters]; also in 6:16, 20 .
            • ұ 6:3 - Hebrew 10 cubits [4.6 meters].
              4 Solomon also made narrow recessed windows throughout the Temple.
              5 He built a complex of rooms against the outer walls of the Temple, all the way around the sides and rear of the building.
              6 The complex was three stories high, the bottom floor being 7 feet wide, the second floor 9 feet wide, and the top floor 10 feet wide.e The rooms were connected to the walls of the Temple by beams resting on ledges built out from the wall. So the beams were not inserted into the walls themselves.

              References for 1 Kings 6:6

                • Ҳ 6:6 - Hebrew the bottom floor being 5 cubits [2.3 meters] wide, the second floor 6 cubits [2.8 meters] wide, and the top floor 7 cubits [3.2 meters] wide .
                  7 The stones used in the construction of the Temple were finished at the quarry, so there was no sound of hammer, ax, or any other iron tool at the building site.