1 Kings 6:10
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New International Version
And he built the side rooms all along the temple. The height of each was five cubits, and they were attached to the temple by beams of cedar.

King James Bible
And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built the floors against all the house, five cubits high; and they held to the house by the timbers of cedar.

World English Bible
He built the stories against all the house, each five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth the couch against all the house, five cubits is its height, and it taketh hold of the house by cedar-wood.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Covered the house with beams and boards of cedar - The Eastern custom is very different from ours: we ceil with plaster, and make our floors of wood; they make their floors of plaster or painted tiles, and make their ceilings of wood. But it may not be improper to observe that, in ancient times, our buildings were somewhat similar. Westminster Hall is a proof of this.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Kings 6:9 So he built the house and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

1 Kings 6:11 Now the word of the LORD came to Solomon saying,

Library
Great Preparations for a Great Work
'And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David. 2. And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 3. Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the name of the Lord his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet. 4. But now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. That part of Palestine in which the celebrated mountains of Lebanon are situated, is the border country adjoining Syria, having Sidon for its seaport, and Land, nearly adjoining the city of Damascus, on the north. This metropolitan city of Syria, and capital of the kingdom of Damascus, was strongly fortified; and during the border conflicts it served as a cover to the Assyrian army. Bunyan, with great reason, supposes that, to keep
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Kings 6:9
So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks.

1 Kings 6:11
The word of the LORD came to Solomon:

Song of Solomon 1:17
The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.

Ezekiel 41:6
The side rooms were on three levels, one above another, thirty on each level. There were ledges all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side rooms, so that the supports were not inserted into the wall of the temple.

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