English Standard Version
For the entrance to the inner sanctuary he made doors of olivewood; the lintel and the doorposts were five-sided.
King James Bible
And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.
American Standard Version
And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive-wood: the lintel and door-posts were a fifth part of the wall .
And in the entrance of the oracle he made little doors of olive tree, and posts of five corners,
English Revised Version
And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive wood: the lintel and door posts were a fifth part of the wall.
Webster's Bible Translation
And for the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side-posts were a fifth part of the wall.
1 Kings 6:31 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The large cherub-figures in the Most Holy Place. - 1 Kings 6:23. He made (caused to be made) in the hinder room two cherubs of olive wood, i.e., wood of the oleaster or wild olive-tree, which is very firm and durable, and, according to 2 Chronicles 3:10, צעצעים מעשׂה, i.e., according to the Vulgate, opus statuarium, a peculiar kind of sculpture, which cannot be more precisely defined, as the meaning of צוּע is uncertain. "Ten cubits was the height of it" (i.e., of the one and of the other). The figures had a human form, like the golden cherubs upon the ark of the covenant, and stood upright upon their feet (2 Chronicles 3:13), with extended wings of five cubits in length, so that one wing of the one reached to one wing of the other in the centre of the room, and the other wing of each reached to the opposite wall, and consequently the four extended wings filled the entire breadth of the Most Holy Place ( a breadth of twenty cubits), and the two cherubs stood opposite to one another and ten cubits apart. The wings were evidently fastened to the back and placed close to one another upon the shoulder-blades, so that the small space between their starting-points is not taken into consideration in the calculation of their length. The figures were completely overlaid with gold. The ark of the covenant was placed between these cherubs, and under the wings which pointed towards one another. As they were made like those upon the ark, they had evidently the same meaning, and simply served to strengthen the idea which was symbolized in the cherub, and which we have expounded in the Commentary on Exodus 25:20. Only their faces were not turned towards one another and bent down towards the ark, as in the case of the golden cherubim of the ark; but, according to 2 Chronicles 3:13, they were turned לבּית, towards the house, i.e., the Holy Place, so as to allow of the extension of the wings along the full length of the Most Holy Place.
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a fifth part. or, five square
"Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
1 Kings 6:23
In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olivewood, each ten cubits high.
1 Kings 6:30
The floor of the house he overlaid with gold in the inner and outer rooms.
1 Kings 6:32
He covered the two doors of olivewood with carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. He overlaid them with gold and spread gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees.
The nave and the Holy Place had each a double door.
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