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Geneva Bible Notes (1560): 1 Kings 6

0 & THE TEMPLE VNCOVERED The cause why we vncouered and set open the Temple, without setting forthe the wall that is before it, is, that the ordre of those things that are within might be sene more liuely. A B. The length of the Temple of threscore cubites. A C. The breadth of twentie cubites within, and not measuring the thickenes of the walles. This also was the length of the porches without the Temple. C D. The height of thirtie cubites. E F. The chambers of the Priests, which compassed about the Temple on thre sides, South, West and North, and were of thre heights. G H. The breadth of the porche, ten cubites. I The Windowes of the Temple. K The first chamber was fiue cubites broad. L. The seconde six. M. The third seuen. N O P. the rests or stayes of the walles, which bare vp the postes that did separate chamber from chamber. Q The holy place. R. The holiest of all, where the Arke of the couenant was Y. S. The gate to enter into the moste holy place. T. The fiue candelstickes on euerie side of the Temple. V. The ten tables on bothe sides for the shewe bread. (&) X The incense altar.

0 & THE TEMPLE COVERED OCCIDENT MIDI ORIENT SEPTINTRION This figure representeth the great court separated into thre partes, whose separation was made of thre orders of hewen stone & one of cedre bordes. In the first court towarde the West was the Temple A. The seconde court B. was for the Priests, called the inner court In this stode the altar of burnt offring. D. which was twentie cubites long and asmuche broad, & ten of length. {2 Chr. 4, 1}. There was also ten caldrons: fiue on the one side, and fiue on the other E. and on the Southe ??? stode the Sea. F. {2 Chro. 4,9} is called the great porche, and {Act 3, 11} the porche of Salomon. This court is oft in the newe Testament taken of the Temple, {Matt. 21,23} {act. 3, 2}. In this court Christ preached, & chased thence them that boght and solde. G. A skaffolde of brasse, whereon Salmon praied that the people might se him, & the better vnderstand him: it was fiue cubites long, fiue cubites broad, & thre of height. {2 Chr. 6, 13}. H The gate on the East side, called the gate of Sur or Seir. {2 kin. 11,6} and the gate of the fundation {2 Chro. 23,5}. It is also called beautiful {Act. 3, 2} because the Prince entred onely thereat into the court, and not the people, {Ezek. 44,3} for the people entred in by the Southe gate and North gate.

1 a Which moneth conteineth parte of April & part of May.

1 b Whereby is ment the temple & the oracle.

1 ! The buylding of the Temple and the forme thereof.

3 c Or the court where the people prayed, which was before the place where the altar of burnt offrings stode.

5 d Whence God spake betwene the Cherubims, called also the moste holy place.

5 / Or, lofts.

6 e Which were certeine stones comming out of the wall, as stayes for the beames to rest vpon.

9 f In Exodus it is called the Tabernacle: & the temple is there called the sanctuarie, and the oracle the moste holy place.

13 g According as he promised vnto Moses, {Exo. 25, 32}

15 h Meaning vnto the roofe, which was also cieled.

17 i For when he spake of the house in the first verse, he ment bothe the oracle & the Temple.

19 k That is, in the moste inwarde place of the house.

21 / Ebr, he drewe through chaines of gold before

28 m For the other which Moses made of beaten golde, were taken away with the other jewels by their enemies, whome God permitted diuers times to ouercome them for their great sinnes.

32 n So that the facion of the carued worke might ful appeare.

36 o Where the Priests were, & was thus called in respect of the great court, which is called {Act 3, 11} the porche of Salomon, where the people vsed to pray.

38 p Which conteineth part of October and parte of Nouember.