He covered the two doors of olivewood with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers; he overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubim and upon the palm trees.
So also he made for the entrance to the nave doorposts of olivewood, in the form of a square,
and two doors of cypress wood; the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding.
On them he carved cherubim and palm trees and open flowers; and he overlaid them with gold evenly applied upon the carved work.
He built the inner court with three courses of hewn stone and one course of cedar beams.
In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.
And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished in all its parts, and according to all its specifications. He was seven years in building it.