1 Kings 7:3
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New International Version
It was roofed with cedar above the beams that rested on the columns--forty-five beams, fifteen to a row.

King James Bible
And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.

Darby Bible Translation
and it was covered with cedar above upon the side-chambers, which were on forty-five pillars, fifteen in a row.

World English Bible
It was covered with cedar above over the forty-five beams, that were on the pillars; fifteen in a row.

Young's Literal Translation
and it is covered with cedar above, on the sides that are on the forty and five pillars, fifteen in the row.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The house of the forest of Lebanon - It was not built in Lebanon, but is thought to have been on Mount Sion. And why it was called the house of the forest of Lebanon does not appear; probably it was because it was built almost entirely of materials brought from that place. See the following verses.

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beams [heb] ribs

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

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Gadara
There was a double Gadara. One at the shore of the Mediterranean sea: that was first called Gezer, 1 Kings 9:15. In Josephus, "Simon destroyed the city Gazara, and Joppe, and Jamnia."--And in the Book of the Maccabees, "And he fortified Joppe, which is on the sea, and Gazara, which is on the borders of Azotus." At length, according to the idiom of the Syrian dialect, Zain passed into Daleth; and instead of Gazara, it was called Gadara. Hence Strabo, after the mention of Jamnia, saith, "and there
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

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 7:2
He built the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon a hundred cubits long, fifty wide and thirty high, with four rows of cedar columns supporting trimmed cedar beams.

1 Kings 7:4
Its windows were placed high in sets of three, facing each other.

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