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15 He[a] cast two bronze pillars. Each one was twenty-seven feet high and required a cord of eighteen feet to reach around it.[b] 16 He made two capitals of cast bronze for the tops of the columns. They were each seven and a half feet high. 17 He made an intricate network of chains for the capitals on top of the columns, seven for each capital.

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  1. 1 Kings 7:15 Either Solomon or Hiram; this ambiguity continues in the following verses, but cf 1 Kgs 7:1, 8, 13; 1 Kgs 7:40.
  2. 1 Kings 7:15 Or the second; cf Jer 52:21

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