Friday, July 11, 2008

Temple Details I Kings 7

I Kings 7:51 "So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things which David, his father had dedicated, even the silver and the gold and the vessels did he put among the treasures of the house of the LORD."

There is one thing about this chapter that maybe someone can help me with. I cannot tell where the description of Solomon's houses and that of the temple start and end. I think the description of his houses ends with verse 13 but I'm not sure.

v13 "And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre."

Some particular things that I picked out were these:

-the molten sea of brass
-use of cedar
-costly hewed stones
-four items used in building: gold brass cedar stones

v48 "And Solomon made all the vessels that pertained unto the house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold, where upon the shewbread was, v49 and the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side and five on the left, before the oracle with the flowers and the lamps and the tongs of gold,"

It goes on. I get the picture of coming into the temple after being on the porch and seeing the great pillars in rows with all the carvings. Then a glitter of pure gold up ahead with things getting more precious as one approaches the altar and then there is the ark with the cherubs, wings spread, over it. A sense of awe and dread then, as the God of all that is, has promised to be there.

Psalm 134 "Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD, Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD. The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion."

Keywords: Old Old Story, Old Testament, Bible Study, Solomon, Kings, Temple, Israel, Hiram of Tyre, Molten sea of brass. Solomon finishes the Temple.

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