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15 He fashioned two bronze pillars, each one eighteen cubits[a] high, with a circumference of twelve cubits.[b] 16 He also crafted two capitals of cast bronze and set them on top of the pillars. The height of one capital was five cubits,[c] and the height of the other capital was five cubits.[d] 17 A network of latticework on top of the pillars was inlaid with ornamental wreaths and chains, the top of each pillar containing seven groups of ornamental structures.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:15 I.e. about 27 feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches
  2. 1 Kings 7:15 I.e. about 18 feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches
  3. 1 Kings 7:16 I.e. about seven and a half feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches
  4. 1 Kings 7:16 I.e. about seven and a half feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches

15 He cast two bronze pillars,(A) each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference.[a] 16 He also made two capitals(B) of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits[b] high. 17 A network of interwoven chains adorned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:15 That is, about 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference or about 8.1 meters high and 5.4 meters in circumference
  2. 1 Kings 7:16 That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters; also in verse 23

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