1 Kings 7:10
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New International Version
The foundations were laid with large stones of good quality, some measuring ten cubits and some eight.

King James Bible
And the foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

Darby Bible Translation
And the foundations were of costly stones, great stones, stones of ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.

World English Bible
The foundation was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.

Young's Literal Translation
And the foundation is of precious stone, great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A house for Pharaoh's daughter - This appears to have been a third house; probably the whole three made but one building, and were in the same place, but distinguished from each other; the first as Solomon's palace, the second as a house of judgment, a court-house; the third, the harem, or apartments for the women.

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the foundation

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone...

Isaiah 54:11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors...

1 Corinthians 3:10,11 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon...

Revelation 21:19,20 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper...

stones of ten cubits Reckoning the cubit at

21 inches, the ten cubits are

17 feet and a half, and the eight cubits are

14 feet. The magnitude of these stones was certainly extraordinary; but let us hear M. Volney, and our surprise will no longer be fixed on these stones, but transferred from Solomon's house to the ruins of Balbec: `What is still more astonishing is the enormous stones which compose the sloping wall. To the west, the second layer is formed of stones which are from

1 Kings 7:28 And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges:

to

35 feet long, by about

9 in height. Over this layer, at the north-west angle, there are three stones, which alone occupy a space of

175 feet and a half; viz the first,

58 feet

7 inches; the second,

58 feet

11 inches; and the third, exactly

58 feet; and each of these is

12 feet thick. These stones are of white granite, with large shining flakes, like gypsum: there is a quarry of this kind of stone under the whole city, and another in the adjacent mountains, which is open in several places. On the right, as we approach the city, there is still lying there a stone hewn on three sides, which is

69 feet

2 inches long,

12 feet

10 inches broad, and

13 feet

3 inches in thickness.

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Gadara
There was a double Gadara. One at the shore of the Mediterranean sea: that was first called Gezer, 1 Kings 9:15. In Josephus, "Simon destroyed the city Gazara, and Joppe, and Jamnia."--And in the Book of the Maccabees, "And he fortified Joppe, which is on the sea, and Gazara, which is on the borders of Azotus." At length, according to the idiom of the Syrian dialect, Zain passed into Daleth; and instead of Gazara, it was called Gadara. Hence Strabo, after the mention of Jamnia, saith, "and there
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

A Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. That part of Palestine in which the celebrated mountains of Lebanon are situated, is the border country adjoining Syria, having Sidon for its seaport, and Land, nearly adjoining the city of Damascus, on the north. This metropolitan city of Syria, and capital of the kingdom of Damascus, was strongly fortified; and during the border conflicts it served as a cover to the Assyrian army. Bunyan, with great reason, supposes that, to keep
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Kings 7:9
All these structures, from the outside to the great courtyard and from foundation to eaves, were made of blocks of high-grade stone cut to size and smoothed on their inner and outer faces.

1 Kings 7:11
Above were high-grade stones, cut to size, and cedar beams.

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