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

King James Bible
So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

World English Bible
So he built the house, and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth the house, and completeth it, and covereth the house with beams and rows of cedars.

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Commentary
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

he built

1 Kings 6:14,38 So Solomon built the house, and finished it...

with beams and boards of cedar. or, the vault beams and the ceilings with cedar.

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 6:8
The entrance to the lowest floor was on the south side of the temple; a stairway led up to the middle level and from there to the third.

1 Kings 6:10
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.

1 Kings 6:14
So Solomon built the temple and completed it.

1 Kings 6:38
In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the eighth month, the temple was finished in all its details according to its specifications. He had spent seven years building it.

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

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