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

King James Bible
And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars.

American Standard Version
And above were costly stones, even hewn stone, according to measure, and cedar-wood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And above there were costly stones, or equal measure, hewed; and, in like manner, planks of cedar:

English Revised Version
And above were costly stones, even hewn stone, according to measure, and cedar wood.

Webster's Bible Translation
And above were costly stones, after the measures of hewn stones, and cedars.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And all the doorways and mouldings were square of beams" (שׁקף is an accusative of free subordination, denoting the material or the mode of execution; cf. Ewald, 284, a., β). "Square with a straight upper beam" (Thenius) cannot be the correct rendering of שׁקף רבעים. Thenius proposes to read והמּחזת for והמּזוּזת, after the reading αἱ χῶραι of the Seventy, who have also rendered מחזה in 1 Kings 7:4 by χῶρα, a broad space. It may be pleaded in support of this, that רבעים taht , is less applicable to the doorposts or mouldings than to the doorways and outlooks (windows), inasmuch as, if the doorways were square, the square form of the moulding or framework would follow as a matter of course. הפּתחים are both the doors, through which the different rooms were connected with one another, and also those through which the building and its stories were reached, of course by stairs, probably winding staircases, as in the side stories of the temple. The stairs were placed, no doubt, at the front of the building. The height given is thirty cubits, corresponding to that of the whole building (1 Kings 7:2). If we reckon the height of the lower pillars at eight cubits, there were twenty-two cubits left for the stories; and assuming that the roofing of each was one cubit in thickness, there remained eighteen cubits in all for the rooms of the three stories; and this, if equally distributed, would give an internal height of six cubits for each story, or if arranged on a graduated scale, which would probably be more appropriate, a height of seven, six, and five cubits respectively.

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

1 Kings 7:12
The great court had three courses of cut stone all around, and a course of cedar beams; so had the inner court of the house of the LORD and the vestibule of the house.

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