New Living Translation
The hall had a cedar roof. Above the beams on the pillars were forty-five side rooms, arranged in three tiers of fifteen each.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:3 Fifteen - So in this second story were only three rows of pillars, which was sufficient for the ornament of the second and for the support of the third story.
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 7:2
One of Solomon's buildings was called the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. It was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. There were four rows of cedar pillars, and great cedar beams rested on the pillars.
1 Kings 7:4
On each end of the long hall were three rows of windows facing each other.
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