And under the brim of it round about there were
Of an oval form, and therefore the Targum calls them figures of eggs; in ( 2 Chronicles 4:3 ) they are said to have the similitude of oxen, being like the heads of oxen, and the other parts oval; or these were in the form of gourds, as sometimes the word is rendered, ( 2 Kings 4:39 ) which had on them the figures of the heads of oxen, and might serve as cocks to let out the water:
ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about
and as the circumference was thirty cubits, there must be three hundred of these in the circuit:
the knops were cast in two rows when it was
for these were cast together with the sea, and being in two rows, there must be in all six hundred of them.