Above [the foundation] were cedar beams and high-grade stone blocks, which had been cut to size.
The large courtyard had three layers of cut stone blocks and a layer of cedar beams, like the inner courtyard of the LORD's temple and the entrance hall.
King Solomon had Hiram brought from Tyre.
Hiram was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali. His father, a native of Tyre, was a skilled bronze craftsman. Hiram was highly skilled, resourceful, and knowledgeable about all kinds of bronze craftsmanship. He came to King Solomon and did all his [bronze] work.
He made two bronze pillars. Each was 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference.
He made two capitals of cast bronze to put on top of the pillars. Each capital was 7½ feet high.
He also made seven rows of filigree and chains for each capital.
After he made the pillars, he made two rows [of decorations] around the filigree to cover the capitals which were above the pillars. He made the capitals identical to each other.
The capitals on top of the pillars in the entrance hall were lily-shaped. [Each] was six feet high.
Two hundred pomegranates in rows were directly above the bowl-shaped parts around the filigree on the capitals on both pillars.
Hiram set up the pillars in the temple's entrance hall. He set up the pillar on the right and named it Jachin [He Establishes]. Then he set up the pillar on the left and named it Boaz [In Him Is Strength].