1 Kings 6:31
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New American Standard Bible
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood, the lintel and five-sided doorposts.

King James Bible
And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.

Darby Bible Translation
And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive-wood: the lintel and side posts were the fifth part of the breadth of the house.

World English Bible
For the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive wood: the lintel [and] door posts were a fifth part [of the wall].

Young's Literal Translation
as to the opening of the oracle, he made doors of the oil-tree; the lintel, side-posts, a fifth.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

A fifth part - Better than the margin. The meaning seems to be that the lintel was one-fifth of the width of the wall, and each door-post one-fifth of its height. Thus the opening was a square of four cubits, or of six feet.

1 Kings 6:31 Parallel Commentaries

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The Temple and Its Dedication
The long-cherished plan of David to erect a temple to the Lord, Solomon wisely carried out. For seven years Jerusalem was filled with busy workers engaged in leveling the chosen site, in building vast retaining walls, in laying broad foundations,--"great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones,"--in shaping the heavy timbers brought from the Lebanon forests, and in erecting the magnificent sanctuary. 1 Kings 5:17. Simultaneously with the preparation of wood and stone, to which task many thousands
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Historical Books.
1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

Cross References
Exodus 12:7
'Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.

1 Kings 6:23
Also in the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.

1 Kings 6:30
He overlaid the floor of the house with gold, inner and outer sanctuaries.

1 Kings 6:32
So he made two doors of olive wood, and he carved on them carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees.

Ezekiel 41:23
The nave and the sanctuary each had a double door.

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