New Living Translation
As already stated, he built a complex of rooms on three sides of the building, attached to the Temple walls by cedar timbers. Each story of the complex was 7-1/2 feet high.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:10 Built chambers - The Hebrew words may be properly rendered, He built a roof, a flat and plain roof, over all the house, according to the manner of the Israelitish buildings. The inner roof was arched, ver.9, that it might be the more beautiful, but the outward roof was flat. Five cubits - Above the walls of the temple: that it might be a little higher than the arched roof, which it was designed to cover and secure. They rested - Heb. it rested, namely, the roof. Timber of cedar - Which rested upon the top of the wall, as the chambers, ver.5, rested upon the sides of the wall.
The book of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.), …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Kings 6:9
After completing the Temple structure, Solomon put in a ceiling made of cedar beams and planks.
1 Kings 6:11
Then the LORD gave this message to Solomon:
Song of Solomon 1:17
fragrant cedar branches are the beams of our house, and pleasant smelling firs are the rafters.
These side rooms were built in three levels, one above the other, with thirty rooms on each level. The supports for these side rooms rested on exterior ledges on the Temple wall; they did not extend into the wall.
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