1 Kings 6:17
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New American Standard Bible
The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.

King James Bible
And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

Darby Bible Translation
And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

World English Bible
The house, that is, the temple before [the oracle], was forty cubits [long].

Young's Literal Translation
And forty by the cubit was the house, it is the temple before it.

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The Temple and Its Dedication
The long-cherished plan of David to erect a temple to the Lord, Solomon wisely carried out. For seven years Jerusalem was filled with busy workers engaged in leveling the chosen site, in building vast retaining walls, in laying broad foundations,--"great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones,"--in shaping the heavy timbers brought from the Lebanon forests, and in erecting the magnificent sanctuary. 1 Kings 5:17. Simultaneously with the preparation of wood and stone, to which task many thousands
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Historical Books.
1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

Cross References
1 Kings 6:16
He built twenty cubits on the rear part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the ceiling; he built them for it on the inside as an inner sanctuary, even as the most holy place.

1 Kings 6:18
There was cedar on the house within, carved in the shape of gourds and open flowers; all was cedar, there was no stone seen.

2 Chronicles 3:5
He overlaid the main room with cypress wood and overlaid it with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.

Ezekiel 41:2
The width of the entrance was ten cubits and the sides of the entrance were five cubits on each side. And he measured the length of the nave, forty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits.

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