1 Kings 7:12

12 Around the great courtyard, as well as the inner courtyard of the Lord's temple and the portico of the temple, were three rows of dressed stone and a row of trimmed cedar beams.[a]

1 Kings 7:12 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 7:12

And the great court round about
Which surrounded Solomon's house:

[was] with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams;
these rows were one upon another, and were a wall to the court, which were either topped with a row of cedar wood, or that was a lining to the stones

for the inner court of the house of the Lord;
or rather as, or like to that, as appears from ( 1 Kings 6:36 ) ,

and for the porch of the house;
not the temple, but Solomon's house.

1 Kings 7:12 In-Context

10 The foundation was made of large, costly stones 12 and 15 feet long.
11 Above were also costly stones, cut to size, as well as cedar wood.
12 Around the great courtyard, as well as the inner courtyard of the Lord's temple and the portico of the temple, were three rows of dressed stone and a row of trimmed cedar beams.
13 King Solomon had Hiram brought from Tyre.
14 He was a widow's son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a bronze craftsman. Hiram had great skill, understanding, and knowledge to do every kind of bronze work. So he came to King Solomon and carried out all his work.

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