1 Kings 6:23
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New Living Translation
He made two cherubim of wild olive wood, each 15 feet tall, and placed them in the inner sanctuary.

King James Bible
And within the oracle he made two cherubims of olive tree, each ten cubits high.

Darby Bible Translation
And he made in the oracle two cherubim of olive-wood, ten cubits high;

World English Bible
In the oracle he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh within the oracle two cherubs, of the oil-tree, ten cubits is their height;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

6:23 Cherubim - Besides those two made by Moses, Exod 25:18, which were of gold, and far less than these. The Heathens set up images of their gods, and worshipped them. These were designed to represent the servants and attendants of the God of Israel, the holy angels, not to be worshipped themselves, but to shew how great he is whom we worship.

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Kings
The book[1] 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

Cross References
Exodus 37:7
He made two cherubim from hammered gold and placed them on the two ends of the atonement cover.

1 Kings 6:24
The wingspan of each of the cherubim was 15 feet, each wing being 7-1/2 feet long.

1 Kings 6:31
For the entrance to the inner sanctuary, he made double doors of wild olive wood with five-sided doorposts.

1 Kings 6:32
These double doors were decorated with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. The doors, including the decorations of cherubim and palm trees, were overlaid with gold.

2 Chronicles 3:10
He made two figures shaped like cherubim, overlaid them with gold, and placed them in the Most Holy Place.

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