1 Kings 7:4
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English Standard Version
There were window frames in three rows, and window opposite window in three tiers.

King James Bible
And there were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks.

American Standard Version
And there were beams in three rows, and window was over against window in three ranks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Set one against another,

English Revised Version
And there were prospects in three rows, and light was over against light in three ranks.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there were windows in three rows, and light was against light in three ranks.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The courts. - "He built the inner court three rows of hewn stones and one row of hewn cedar beams." The epithet inner court applied to the "court of the priests" (2 Chronicles 4:9) presupposes an outer one, which is also mentioned in 2 Chronicles 4:9, and called "the great court." The inner one is called the upper (higher) court in Jeremiah 36:10, from which it follows that it was situated on a higher level than the outer one, which surrounded it on all sides. It was enclosed by a low wall, consisting of three rows of hewn stones, or square stones, laid one upon another, and a row of hewn cedar beams, which were either laid horizontally upon the stones, after the analogy of the panelling of the temple walls on the inside, or placed upright so as to form a palisading, in order that the people might be able to see through into the court of the priests. According to 2 Chronicles 4:9, the outer court had gates lined with brass, so that it was also surrounded with a high wall. Around it there were chambers and cells (2 Kings 23:11; Jeremiah 35:4; Jeremiah 36:10) for the priests and Levites, the plans for which had already been made by David (1 Chronicles 28:12). The principal gate was the east gate (Ezekiel 11:1). Other gates are mentioned in 2 Kings 11:6; 2 Chronicles 23:5, Jeremiah 20:2 2 Kings 12:10; 2 Chronicles 24:8. The size of these courts is not given. At the same time, following the analogy of the tabernacle, and with the reduplication of the rooms of the tabernacle which is adopted in other cases in the temple, we may set down the length of the court of the priests from east to west at 200 cubits, and the breadth from south to north at 100 cubits; so that in front of the temple-building on the east there was a space of 100 cubits in length and breadth, or 10,000 square cubits, left free for the altar of burnt-offering and the other vessels, in other words, for the sacrificial worship. The outer or great court will therefore, no doubt, have been at least twice as large, namely, 400 cubits long and 200 cubits broad, i.e., in all, 80,000 square cubits; so that the front space before the court of the priests (on the eastern side) was 150 cubits long from east to west, and 200 cubits broad from south to north, and 50 cubits in breadth or depth still remained for the other three sides.

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windows

1 Kings 6:5 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about...

1 Kings 6:4 And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

Isaiah 54:12 And I will make your windows of agates, and your gates of carbuncles, and all your borders of pleasant stones.

Ezekiel 40:16,22,25,29,33,36 And there were narrow windows to the little chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the arches...

Ezekiel 41:26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch...

light was against light [heb] sight against sight

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1 Kings 7:3
And it was covered with cedar above the chambers that were on the forty-five pillars, fifteen in each row.

1 Kings 7:5
All the doorways and windows had square frames, and window was opposite window in three tiers.

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