1 Kings 7:17

17 The capitals on top of the pillars had gratings of latticework, wreaths[a] made of chainwork-seven for the first capital and seven for the second.

1 Kings 7:17 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 7:17

And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the
chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars
These were the ornaments of the chapiters; the former being like thick branches of trees, with their boughs and leaves curiously wrought, as the word signifies, and the latter like fringes, such as the Jews wore at the skirt of their garments:

seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter;
perhaps with four rows of checker work, and three of chain work.

1 Kings 7:17 In-Context

15 He cast two [hollow] bronze pillars: each 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference.
16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars; seven and a half feet was the height of the first capital, and seven and a half feet was also the height of the second capital.
17 The capitals on top of the pillars had gratings of latticework, wreaths made of chainwork-seven for the first capital and seven for the second.
18 He made the pillars with two encircling rows of pomegranates on the one grating to cover the capital on top; he did the same for the second capital.
19 And the capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, six feet [high].

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