1 Kings 7:15

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 7:15  (King James Version)
For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.

Hebrew fashioned. two pillars.
21 ; 2 Kings 25:16 2 Kings 25:17 ; 2 Chronicles 3:15-17 ; 4:12-22 Jeremiah 52:21-13

eighteen cubits
That is, nearly thirty feet, English measure. But in the parallel place in Chronicles, these pillars are said to thirty-five cubits high. Tremellius reconciles this difference by observing, that the common cubit was but one-half of the cubit of the sanctuary; so that eighteen of the one would make thirty-six of the other; from which, if we deduct one cubit for the base, there will remain thirty-five. Notwithstanding the names of these pillars, they seem to have supported no part of the building, and appear to have been formed for ornament; and were no doubt also emblematical. The right pillar was called {Jachin,} which signifies, "He will establish;" while that on the left was named {Boaz,} "In it is strength." Some think they were intended for memorials of the pillars and cloud of fire, which led Israel through the wilderness; but Henry supposes them designed for memorandums to the priests and others that came to worship at God's door. 1st. To depend upon God only, and not upon any sufficiency of
their own, for strength and establishment in all their religious exercises 2nd. It was a memorandum to them of the strength and establishment of the temple of God among them. When the temple was destroyed, particular notice is taken of the breaking up and carrying away of these brazen pillars, 2 ; Ki 25:13 17, ; which had been the tokens of its establishment, and would have been still so, if they had not forsaken God.