1 Kings 7:3-6

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  1. 1 Kings 7:3-6King James Version (KJV)
    3 And it was covered with cedar above upon the beams, that lay on forty five pillars, fifteen in a row.

    4 And there were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks.

    5 And all the doors and posts were square, with the windows: and light was against light in three ranks.

    6 And he made a porch of pillars; the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth thereof thirty cubits: and the porch was before them: and the other pillars and the thick beam were before them.

    1 Kings 7:3-6Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
    3 and [it is] covered with cedar above, on the sides that [are] on the forty and five pillars, fifteen in the row.

    4 And windows [are] in three rows, and sight [is] over-against sight three times.

    5 And all the openings and the side-posts [are] square -- windows; and sight [is] over-against sight three times.

    6 And the porch of the pillars he hath made; fifty cubits its length, and thirty cubits its breadth, and the porch [is] before them, and pillars and a thick place [are] before them.

    These are my thoughts, please share yours.

    3 These pillars were used for style as well to make it look fancy; the Romans used pillars in all the important buildings. Cedar is a very strong wood; the pillars could have been used for support as well as looks.

    4 Buildings of those days commonly only had one window; this building to have so many windows showed that is was of importance.

    5 Most building of them days may have had one or two doors but Solomon’s home had more to show the great importance.

    6 Porches in those days were rarely used and putting a roof on them was even done less.

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