1 Kings 7:10

Overview - 1 Kings 7
The building of Solomon's house.
Of the house of Lebanon.
Of the porch of pillars.
Of the porch of judgment.
Of the house for Pharaoh's daughter.
13 Hiram's work of the two pillars.
23 Of the molten sea.
27 Of the ten bases.
38 Of the ten lavers,
40 and all the vessels.
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1 Kings 7:10  (King James Version)
And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

the foundation
Isaiah 28:16 ; 54:11 1 Corinthians 3:10 1 Corinthians 3:11 ; Revelation 21:19 Revelation 21:20

stones of ten cubits
Reckoning the cubit at 21 inches, the ten cubits are 17 feet and a half, and the eight cubits are 14 feet. The magnitude of these stones was certainly extraordinary; but let us hear M. Volney, and our surprise will no longer be fixed on these stones, but transferred from Solomon's house to the ruins of Balbec: "What is still more astonishing is the enormous stones which compose the sloping wall. To the west, the second layer is formed of stones which are from 28 to 35 feet long, by about 9 in height. Over this layer, at the north-west angle, there are three stones, which alone occupy a space of 175 feet and a half; viz. the first, 58 feet 7 inches; the second, 58 feet 11 inches; and the third, exactly 58 feet; and each of these is 12 feet thick. These stones are
of white granite, with large shining flakes, like gypsum: there is a quarry of this kind of stone under the whole city, and another in the adjacent mountains, which is open in several places. On the right, as we approach the city, there is still lying there a stone hewn on three sides, which is 69 feet 2 inches long, 12 feet 10 inches broad, and 13 feet 3 inches in thickness.