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He began construction on the second day[a] of the second month of the fourth year of his reign.

Dimensions of the Temple

These are the foundations that Solomon set in place for God’s Temple. The length in terms of the former standard measurements: 60 cubits;[b] its width: 20 cubits.[c] A portico extended in front of the Temple for its entire width of 20 cubits,[d] and was[e] 120 cubits[f] high. Inside he had it overlaid with pure gold.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 3:2 The Heb. lacks day
  2. 2 Chronicles 3:3 I.e. about 90 feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches
  3. 2 Chronicles 3:3 I.e. about 30 feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches
  4. 2 Chronicles 3:4 I.e. about 30 feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches
  5. 2 Chronicles 3:4 The Heb. lacks was
  6. 2 Chronicles 3:4 I.e. about 180 feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches

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