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And Solomon began to build on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.

Now these are the measurements for the foundations which Solomon laid for the house of God. The length in cubits by the former measure was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.

The porch or vestibule across the front of the house was the same length as the house’s breadth, twenty cubits, and the [a]height 120 cubits. He overlaid it inside with pure gold.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 3:4 This extreme height is believed by most scholars to be a copyist’s error, but II Chron. 7:21 seems to confirm it. It reads, “... this house, which was so high.. .”

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