2 Chronicles 3:5
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New International Version
He paneled the main hall with juniper and covered it with fine gold and decorated it with palm tree and chain designs.

King James Bible
And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

Darby Bible Translation
And the greater house he boarded with cypress-wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set on it palm-trees and chains.

World English Bible
The greater house he made a ceiling with fir wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.

Young's Literal Translation
And the large house he hath covered with fir-trees, and he doth cover it with good gold, and causeth to ascend on it palms and chains,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The height was a hundred and twenty - Some think this should be twenty only; but if the same building is spoken of as in 1 Kings 6:2, the height was only thirty cubits. Twenty is the reading of the Syriac, the Arabic, and the Septuagint in the Codex Alexandrinus. The MSS. give us no help. There is probably a mistake here, which, from the similarity of the letters, might easily occur. The words, as they now stand in the Hebrew text, are מאה ואשרים meah veesrim, one hundred and twenty. But probably the letters in מאה meah, a hundred, are transposed for אמה ammah, a cubit, if, therefore, the א aleph be placed after the מ mem, then the word will be מאה meah one hundred; if before it the word will be אמה ammah, a cubit; therefore אמה עשרים ammah esrim will be twenty cubits; and thus the Syriac, Arabic, and Septuagint appear to have read. This will bring it within the proportion of the other measures, but a hundred and twenty seems too great a height.

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1 Kings 6:15-17,21,22 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the ceiling...

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The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 6:17
The main hall in front of this room was forty cubits long.

2 Chronicles 3:6
He adorned the temple with precious stones. And the gold he used was gold of Parvaim.

Song of Solomon 1:17
The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.

Ezekiel 40:16
The alcoves and the projecting walls inside the gateway were surmounted by narrow parapet openings all around, as was the portico; the openings all around faced inward. The faces of the projecting walls were decorated with palm trees.

Ezekiel 41:18
were carved cherubim and palm trees. Palm trees alternated with cherubim. Each cherub had two faces:

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