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Kings 7 - The Temple, Jachin and Boaz

Identifier

007374

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Soloman’s palace might not have been physically real, it may itself have been symbolic. Cedar is symbolically connected with immortality – the gods.

Symbolically this may be the description of how Soloman built a religious or political system and how it looked in visionary terms

A description of the experience

1 Kings 7 - Solomon Builds His Palace

 1 It took Solomon thirteen years, to complete the construction of his palace.

2 He built the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon a hundred cubits long, fifty wide and thirty high,  with four rows of cedar columns supporting trimmed cedar beams.

 3 It was roofed with cedar above the beams that rested on the columns—forty-five beams, fifteen to a row…………..

  7 He built the throne hall, the Hall of Justice, where he was to judge, and he covered it with cedar from floor to ceiling……..…..

 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 trimmed with a saw on their inner and outer faces. ………

12 The great courtyard was surrounded by a wall of three courses of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams, as was the inner courtyard of the temple of the LORD with its portico.

The Temple's Furnishings

 13 King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram, …... Huram was highly skilled and experienced in all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to him.

 15 He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around, by line.

16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits high.

17 A network of interwoven chains festooned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.

18 He made pomegranates in two rows  encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars. He did the same for each capital.

19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits high.

 20 On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around.

21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakin and the one to the north Boaz.

The source of the experience

Bible, the

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Justice

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

Justice

References