1 Kings 6:9
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English Standard Version
So he built the house and finished it, and he made the ceiling of the house of beams and planks of cedar.

King James Bible
So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

American Standard Version
So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So he built the house, and finished it: end he covered the house with roofs of cedar.

English Revised Version
So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

Webster's Bible Translation
So he built the house and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The porch (lit., hall) in the face of (על־פּני, i.e., before) the Holy Place of the house was twenty cubits long, before (על־פּני) the breadth of the house, i.e., it was just the same breadth as the house. The longer line, which ran parallel to the breadth of the house, is called here ארך, the length, though from our point of view we should call it the width. And ten cubits was its breadth, i.e., its depth in front of the house. The height of the court is not given in our text; but in 2 Chronicles 3:4 it is said to have been 120 cubits. This is certainly an error, although Ewald (Gesch. iii. p. 300) still joins with Stieglitz (Baukunst, p. 126, and Beitrr. zur Gesch. der Bauk. i. p. 70) in defending its correctness. For an erection of such a height as this could not possibly have been designated as אוּלם (a hall or porch), but would have been called מגדּל, a tower. But even a tower of 120 cubits in height in front of a temple which was only thirty cubits high, would have shown a greater disproportion than our loftiest church towers;

(Note: In the Strasburg cathedral and that at Freiburg in Breisgau the proportion between the height of the tower and that of the church, together with the roof, is about 3 1/4 to 1; it is only in the cathedral at Rouen that the proportion would have been almost 4 to 1 if it had been carried out to the very top. At the same time, in making this comparison it must be borne in mind that these Gothic towers taper off into slender points, whereas in the case of Solomon's temple we must assume that if the porch was carried up to the height supposed, it finished in a flat truncated tower; and it is this which would chiefly occasion the disproportion.)

and such a funnel-like erection with a base of only ten cubits in breadth or depth would hardly have possessed sufficient stability. We cannot certainly think of an intentional exaggeration of the height in the Chronicles, since the other measures agree with the account before us; but the assumption that there has been a corruption of the text is rendered natural enough by many other errors in the numerical statements. This still leaves it undecided whether the true height was twenty or thirty cubits; for whereas the Syriac, Arabic, and lxx (Cod. Al.) have twenty cubits, the height of thirty cubits is favoured partly by the omission of any statement of the height from our text, which is much easier to explain if the porch was of the same height as the temple-house than if the heights were different, and partly by the circumstance that the side building had an external height of twenty cubits, and therefore the porch would not have stood out with any especial prominence if its elevation had been just the same.

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1 Kings 6:14,38 So Solomon built the house, and finished it...

with beams and boards of cedar. or, the vault beams and the ceilings with cedar.

Cross References
1 Kings 6:8
The entrance for the lowest story was on the south side of the house, and one went up by stairs to the middle story, and from the middle story to the third.

1 Kings 6:10
He built the structure against the whole house, five cubits high, and it was joined to the house with timbers of cedar.

1 Kings 6:14
So Solomon built the house and finished it.

1 Kings 6:38
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.

Song of Solomon 1:17
the beams of our house are cedar; our rafters are pine.

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