And burnt the house of the Lord
The temple built by Solomon, after it had stood four hundred and
seventy years, six months, and ten days, according to Josephus
F26: but the Jews say it stood but four
hundred ten years F1: and the king's
the royal palace; probably that which was built by Solomon, (
1 Kings 7:1 )
; and all the houses of Jerusalem:
of any note or strength: and all the houses of the great
[men] burnt he with fire;
of the princes and nobles in Jerusalem; it is in the singular
number, "and every house of the great one"; or "every great
house" F2; Jarchi interprets it of the
synagogue, where prayer was magnified; and others, he says,
understood it of the schools, where the law was magnified.
F26 Autiqu. l. 10. c. 8. sect. 5. F1 T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 3. 2. & Gloss.
in ib. F2 (lwdgh
tyb lk taw) "omnem domum magnatis", Cocceius; "omnemque
domum magnam", Pagninus, Montanus, Schmidt.