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A. 1 Kings 7.

B. 2 Chron. 3. (Continued.)

(Continued.) other chapiter was five cubits. pillars; and he made an hundred 17 There were nets of checker work, pomegranates, and put them on

and wreaths of chain work, for the chains.
the chapiters which were upon
the top of the pillars; seven for

the one chapiter, and seven for 18 the other chapiter. So he made

the pillars; and there were two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top of the

pillars : and so did he for the 19 other chapiter. And the chapiters

that were upon the top of the

pillars in the porch were of lily 20 work, four cubits. And there

were chapiters above also upon the two pillars, close by the belly which was beside the network: and the pomegranates were two

hundred, in rows round about 21 upon the other chapiter. And he 17 And he set up the pillars before

set up the pillars at the porch of the the temple, one on the right temple: and he set up the right band, and the other on the left ; pillar, and called the name there- and called the name of that on of Jachin : and he set up the left the right hand Jachin, and the pillar, and called the name there- name of that on the left Boaz. of Boaz.

(And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.]

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($ 19.) A. 1 Kings 7.

B. 2 Chron. 4. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) [Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the

height thereof.] 23 And he made the molten sea 2 And he made the molten sea

of ten cubits from brim to brim, of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and the height round in compass, and the height thereof was five cubits : and a thereof was five cubits; and a

line of thirty cubits compassed it line of thirty cubits compassed it 24 round about. And under [the 3 round about. And under brim of] it [round about] there

it

was the similitude

B. 2 Chron. 4.

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A. 1 Kings 7.

(Continued.) were knops & which did compass it,

for ten cubits, compassing the sea round about :

(Continued.) of oxen, which did compass it [round about], for ten cubits, compassing the sea round about.

The oxen were in two rows, cast 4 when it was cast. It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set upon them above, and all

their hinder parts were inward. 5 And it was an handbreadth

thick; and the brim thereof was wrought like the

brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it (received and] held three thousand baths.

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He made [also] ten lavers,

the knops were in two rows, cast 25 when it was cast. It stood upon

twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set upon them above, and all

their hinder parts were inward. 2 And it was an handbreadth

thick ; and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it .

. held two thousand baths.
27 [And he made the ten bases of

brass; four cubits was the length
of one base, and four cubits the
breadth thereof, and three cubits
the height of it.]
(A. gives a detailed description of

the bases, vv. 28-37.)
38 [And] he made ten lavers

[of brass: one laver contained forty baths: and every laver was

four cubits: and upon every one 39 of the ten bases one laver]. And

he set [the bases] five on the right side [of the house], and five on the left (side of the house];

and put

five on the right hand,

and five on the left,

[to wash in them; such things as belonged to the burnt offering they washed in them: but the

sea was for the priests to wash 7 in. And he made the ten can

dlesticks of gold according to the ordinance concerning them ; and he set them in the temple,

five on the right hand, and five 8 on the left. He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an 9 hundred basons of gold. Further.

more he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and

§ 19.-" The knops (D'Ypa) seem in this verse to take the place of the oxen (723). It may have been a copyist's mistake; bu he LXX retains the two texts. The 'knops' in Exodus are Dip. This word is only found later in Amos and Zephaniah (lintel).

cover

A. 1 Kings 7.

B. 2 Chron. 4. (Continued.)

(Continued.) doors for the court, and overlaid

the doors of them with brass.] and he set the sea on the right 10 And he set the sea on the right side [of the house] eastward, to side

eastward, to40 ward the south. And Hiram 11 ward the south. And Huram

made the lavers b, and the shovels, made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hiram made and the basons. So Huram made an end of doing [all] the work an end of doing the work

that he wrought for king Solomon that he wrought for king Solomon 41 in the house of the LORD: the two 12 in the house of God: the two pillars, and the stwo] bowls of the pillars, and the .. bowls, and the

. chapiters that were on the [two] chapiters which were on the top of the pillars; and the two top of the pillars ; and the two networks to cover the two bowls networks to cover the two bowls

of the chapiters that were on the of the chapiters that were on the 42 top of the pillars; and the four 13 top of the pillars; and the four

hundred pomegranates for the hundred pomegranates for the two networks; two rows of pome two networks; two rows of pomegranates for each network, to granates for each network, to

the two bowls of the cover the two bowls of the chapiters that were upon the pil chapiters that were upon the pil. 43 lars.

Also the [ten] 14 lars. [He made] also the . bases, and the sten) lavers

bases, and the lavers [made 44. on the bases ; [and] the one 15 he] upon the bases ;

the one sea, and the twelve oxen under sea, and the twelve oxen under 45 the sea. [And] the pots also, and 16 it.

The pots also, and the shovels, and the basons , the shovels, and the fleshhooks, even all these vessels,

which and all the vessels [thereof), did Hiram

made for king Huram [his father] make for king Solomon, in the house of the LORD, Solomon for the house of the LORD 46 [were] of burnished d brass. In the 17. of bright brass. In the

plain of Jordan did the king cast plain of Jordan did the king cast

them, in the clay ground between them, in the clay ground between 47 Succoth and Zarethane. And 18 Succoth and Zeredah. And

Solomon left all the vessels in Solomon made all these vessels in [very] great abundance?: . . the great abundance: [for] the weight of the brass could not be weight of the brass could not be found out.

found out. 48 And Solomon made all the 19 And Solomon made all the

vessels that were in the house of vessels that were in the house of the LORD: the golden altar, .

God, the golden altar [also), and the table whereon was the and the tables whereon was the 49 shewbread & [of gold); and the 20 shewbread ;

and the candlesticks,

candlesticks (with their lamps,

that they should burn according [five on the right to the ordinance) .

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8 This is the only place in Chron, in which the old Levitical word for shewbread (O'N ONS) occurs, and it is here because the passage is an extract. In the six other places in which shewbread is referred to in Chron. it is properly Row-bread (nanyo), as in Neh. 10. 33.

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A. 1 Kings 7.

B. 2 Chron. 4, 5. (Continued.)

(Continued.) side, and five on the left,] before

before the oracle, of pure gold ; and the 21 the oracle, of pure gold; and the flowers, and the lamps, and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold ; :

tongs, of gold, [and that perfect and [the cups, and] the 22 gold ;] and

the snuffers, and the basons, and the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the firepans, of pure spoons, and the firepans, of pure gold; and the hinges, both for the gold : and as for the entry of the doors of the inner house, the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and [for] the most holy place, and doors of the house, of the temple, doors of the house, of the temple, of gold.

[were] of gold. 51 Thus all the work that [king] 5 Thus all the work that

Solomon wrought the house Solomon wrought (for] the house of the LORD was finished. And of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in the things Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedi. which David his father had dedi. cated, the silver, and the cated, [even] the silver, and the gold, and

the vessels, and put gold, and (all] the vessels, and put them in the treasuries of the them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.

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($ 20.) A. 1 Kings 8.

B. 2 Chron. 5. (Continuous.)

(Continuous.) Then Solomon assembled the 2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the of the tribes, the princes of the fathers of the children of Israel, fathers of the children of Israel, unto [king Solomon in] Jerusa- unto

Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the lem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the covenant of the LORD out of the

city of David, which is Zion. city of David, which is Zion. 2 And all the

of Israel 3 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king assembled themselves unto the Solomon at the feast, (in the king at the feast, month Ethanim ,] which was the

which was the 3 seventh month. And all the 4 seventh month. And all the

elders of Israel came, and the elders of Israel came, and the 4 priests b took up the ark. And 5 Levites took up the ark. And

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-A The name the month omitted by B., here as in the case of the month Ziv (8 18). • The variation here is noteworthy. Note B.'s omission of 'and' in the next verse.

B.

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A. 1 Kings 8.

2 Chron. 5. (Continued.)

(Continued.) they brought up the ark [of the they brought up the ark, LORD], and the Tent of meeting,

and the Tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent; [even] these did in the Tent; these did the priests (and the Levites bring the priests.

the Levites bring 5 up. And king Solomon and all 6 up. And king Solomon and all

the congregation of Israel, that the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were were assembled unto him, were (with him] before the ark, sacri

before the ark, sacri. ficing sheep and oxen, that could ficing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for not be told nor numbered for multitude.

multitude. 6 And the priests brought in the 7 And the priests brought in the

ark of the covenant of the LORD ark of the covenant of the LORD unto its place, into the oracle of unto its place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, the house, to the most holy place,

even under the wings of the even under the wings of the 7 cherubim. For the cherubim 8 cherubim. For the cherubim

spread forth their wings over spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the the place of the ark, and the

cherubim covered the ark and cherubim covered the ark and 8 the staves thereof above. And 9 the staves thereof above. And

the staves were so long that the the staves were so long that the ends of the staves were seen from ends of the staves were seen from the holy-place before the oracle ; the ark before the oracle ; but they were not seen without : but they were not seen without :

and there they are unto this dayd. and there they are, unto this day. 9 There was nothing in the ark 10 There was nothing in the ark

save the two tables [of stone] save the two tables which Moses put[there) at Horeb, which Moses put . at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when with the children of Israel, when they came out of [the land of] they came out of Egypt.

Egypt. 10 And it came to pass, when the 11 And it came to pass, when the

priests were come out of the holy priests were come out of the holy place,

place, [for all the priests that were present had sanctified them.

selves, and did not keep their 12 courses ; also the Levites which

were the singers, all of them, even Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and their brethren, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and

twenty priests sounding with 13 trumpets : it came even to pass,

c The LXX reads Holy-Place in both texts. d Although this was no doubt the case when A. was written it was not so when B. was completed ; but the extract was carried on without alteration.

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