1 Kings 7:10
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English Standard Version
The foundation was of costly stones, huge stones, stones of eight and ten cubits.

King James Bible
And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

American Standard Version
And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the foundations were of costly stones, great stones of ten cubits or eight cubits:

English Revised Version
And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones; stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And roofing in (of) cedar was above the over the side-rooms upon the pillars, five and forty; fifteen the row." ספן is to be understood of the roofing, as in 1 Kings 6:15 (compare ספּן, 1 Kings 6:15). The numbers "forty-five and fifteen the row" cannot refer to העמּוּדים, but must refer, as Thenius assumes, to הצּלעת as the main idea, which is more precisely defined by העמּוּדים על. If we took it as referring to the pillars, as I myself have formerly done, we should have to assume that there were only galleries or pillar-halls above the lower rows of pillars, which is at variance with הצּלעת. There were forty-five side-rooms, therefore, built upon the lower rows of pillars, in ranges of fifteen each. This could only be done by the ranges of rooms being built, not side by side, but one over the other, in other words, by the forty-five side-rooms forming three stories, as in the side buildings of the temple, so that each story had a "row" of fifteen side-rooms round it. This view receives support from 1 Kings 7:4 : "and beam-layers (שׁקפים, beams, as in 1 Kings 6:4) were three rows, and outlook against outlook three times;" i.e., the rows of side-rooms were built one over the other by means of layers of beams, so that the rooms had windows opposite to one another three times; that is to say, the windows looking out upon the court were so arranged in the three stories that those on the one side were vis vis to those on the opposite side of the building. The expression in 1 Kings 7:5, אל־מחזה מחזה מוּל, "window over against window," compels us to take אל־מחזה in the sense of "opposite to the window" (אל, versus), and not, as Thenius proposes, "outlook against outlook," according to which אל is supposed to indicate that the windows were only separated from one another by slender piers. מחזה, which only occurs here, is different from חלּון, the ordinary window, and probably denotes a large opening affording a wide outlook.

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the foundation

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone...

Isaiah 54:11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors...

1 Corinthians 3:10,11 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon...

Revelation 21:19,20 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper...

stones of ten cubits Reckoning the cubit at

21 inches, the ten cubits are

17 feet and a half, and the eight cubits are

14 feet. The magnitude of these stones was certainly extraordinary; but let us hear M. Volney, and our surprise will no longer be fixed on these stones, but transferred from Solomon's house to the ruins of Balbec: `What is still more astonishing is the enormous stones which compose the sloping wall. To the west, the second layer is formed of stones which are from

1 Kings 7:28 And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges:

to

35 feet long, by about

9 in height. Over this layer, at the north-west angle, there are three stones, which alone occupy a space of

175 feet and a half; viz the first,

58 feet

7 inches; the second,

58 feet

11 inches; and the third, exactly

58 feet; and each of these is

12 feet thick. These stones are of white granite, with large shining flakes, like gypsum: there is a quarry of this kind of stone under the whole city, and another in the adjacent mountains, which is open in several places. On the right, as we approach the city, there is still lying there a stone hewn on three sides, which is

69 feet

2 inches long,

12 feet

10 inches broad, and

13 feet

3 inches in thickness.

Cross References
1 Kings 7:9
All these were made of costly stones, cut according to measure, sawed with saws, back and front, even from the foundation to the coping, and from the outside to the great court.

1 Kings 7:11
And above were costly stones, cut according to measurement, and cedar.

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