1. He made an altar of bronze, 30 feet long, 30 feet wide and ten high.

2. He made the Sea of cast metal, 15 feet from rim to rim, circular in shape and 7 feet high; a cord 44 feet long gave the measurement of its girth.

3. Under it and completely encircling it were pomegranates; they went around the Sea over a length of 44 feet; the pomegranates were in two rows, of one and the same casting with the rest.

4. It rested on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, three facing east; on these, their hindquarters all turned inward, stood the Sea.

5. It was a hand's breadth in thickness, and its rim was shaped like the rim of a cup, like a flower. It could hold 15,000 gallons of water.

6. He made ten basins, arranging five on the right side, five on the left, for washing the victim for the burnt offering which was purified there; but the Sea was for the priests to wash in.

7. He made the ten golden lampstands in the way prescribed and placed them in the Great room, five on the right and five on the left.

8. He made a hundred golden sprinkling bowls.

9. He made the court of the priests and the great court with its gates and plated the gates with bronze.

10. He placed the Sea some distance from the right-hand side, to the southeast.

11. Huram also made the pots, the shovels and the bowls. Thus he completed the work he had to do for King Solomon in the house of God:

12. the two pillars; the two moldings of the capitals surmounting the pillars; the two sets of filigree to cover the two moldings of the capitals surmounting the pillars;

13. the four hundred pomegranates for the two sets of filigree, with the pomegranates of each filigree in two rows;

14. the ten stands and the ten basins on the stands;

15. the Sea and the twelve oxen beneath it;

16. the pots, the shovels, the forks, and all their accessories made by Huram-abi of burnished bronze for King Solomon, for Yahweh's House.

17. The king made them by the process of sand casting, near the Jordan between Succoth and Zeredah.

18. Solomon made all these articles in such quantities, that the weight of bronze could not be reckoned.

19. Solomon placed all the furnishings he had made in the house of God: the golden altar and the tables for the loaves of offering;

20. the lampstands of pure gold with their lamps to burn, as prescribed, before the sanctuary, of pure gold;

21. the floral work, the lamps, the extinguishers, of gold (and it was pure gold);

22. the knives, the sprinkling bowls, incense boats, of fine gold; the door of the Temple, the inner doors (for the Holy of Holies) and the Temple doors (for the Hekal), of gold.



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