1 Kings 6:16
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New International Version
He partitioned off twenty cubits at the rear of the temple with cedar boards from floor to ceiling to form within the temple an inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place.

King James Bible
And he built twenty cubits on the sides of the house, both the floor and the walls with boards of cedar: he even built them for it within, even for the oracle, even for the most holy place.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built twenty cubits of the innermost part of the house, both floor and walls, with boards of cedar; and he built [them] for it within, to [be] the oracle, the most holy place.

World English Bible
He built twenty cubits on the hinder part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the walls [of the ceiling]: he built [them] for it within, for an oracle, even for the most holy place.

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth the twenty cubits on the sides of the house with ribs of cedar, from the floor unto the walls; and he buildeth for it within, for the oracle, for the holy of holies.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The walls of the ceiling - See the note on 1 Kings 6:9.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1 Kings 6:5,19,20 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about...

1 Kings 8:6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place...

Exodus 25:21,22 And you shall put the mercy seat above on the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you...

Exodus 26:23 And two boards shall you make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.

Leviticus 16:2 And the LORD said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother...

2 Chronicles 3:8 And he made the most holy house, the length whereof was according to the breadth of the house, twenty cubits...

Ezekiel 45:3 And of this measure shall you measure the length of five and twenty thousand, and the breadth of ten thousand...

Hebrews 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

the oracle The oracle was the sanctuary, or holy of holies, in which there was nothing but the ark of the covenant, including the tables of the law, and into which the high priest alone was to enter but once a year.

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
Hebrews 9:3
Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place,

Exodus 26:33
Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.

Exodus 26:34
Put the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Place.

Leviticus 16:2
The LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron that he is not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else he will die. For I will appear in the cloud over the atonement cover.

1 Kings 6:5
Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms.

1 Kings 6:17
The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.

1 Kings 7:7
He built the throne hall, the Hall of Justice, where he was to judge, and he covered it with cedar from floor to ceiling.

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