1 Kings 6:37
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English Standard Version
In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.

King James Bible
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:

American Standard Version
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of Jehovah laid, in the month Ziv.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the fourth year was the house of the Lord founded in the month Zio:

English Revised Version
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Ziv.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the fourth year was the foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the month Zif:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He made the entrance to the back room, doors (i.e., consisting of doors; cf. Ewald, 284, a., β) of olive wood, which moved, according to 1 Kings 7:50, on golden hinges. וגו האיל, "the projection of the door-posts was fifth" (מזוּזות( " is construed freely as an explanatory apposition to האיל, to which it is really subordinate; cf. Ewald, 290, e.). These obscure words, which have been interpreted in very different ways (see Ges. Thes. pp. 43f.), can hardly have any other meaning than this: the projecting framework of the doors occupied the fifth part of the breadth of the wall. For the explanation given by Bttcher and Thenius, "the entrance framework with posts of fifth strength," has no real support in Ezekiel 41:3. To justify the rendering given to המשּׁית (fifth strength), האיל is supplied, though not in the sense of projection, but in the thoroughly unwarranted sense of strength or thickness of the wall; and in addition to this, a wall two cubits thick is postulated between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place, in direct contradiction to 1 Kings 6:16. The further evidence, which Thenius finds in 1 Kings 8:8, in support of this explanation, has been already rejected by Bttcher as unsustained. It would indeed be extremely strange for the thickness of the door-posts which formed the setting of the entrance to be given, whereas nothing is said about the size of the doors. According to our explanation, "a fifth of the breadth of the wall," the entrance was four cubits broad including the projecting door-posts, and each of the two wings of the folding doors about a cubit and a half broad, if we reckon the projecting framework on either side at half a cubit in breadth.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Kings 6:1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt...

2 Chronicles 3:2 And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign.

Among chronologists there is a great diversity of opinion respect- ing the time of the building of the temple. The Septuagint has

440 years; Glycas,

330; Josephus and Moes-Linus,

592; Melchius Canus,

590; Sulpicius Severus,

588; Clemens Alexandrinus,

570; Dedrenus,

672, Codomus,

598; Vossius and Capellus,

580; Serarius,

680; Nicholas Abraham,

527; Petavius and Valtherus,

520. After all, that in the common Hebrew text is more likely to the true one, than any of the others.

Cross References
1 Kings 6:1
In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the LORD.

1 Kings 6:38
And in the eleventh year, in the month of Bul, which is the eighth month, the house was finished in all its parts, and according to all its specifications. He was seven years in building it.

1 Kings 9:10
At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the LORD and the king's house,

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