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The bronze water cistern. 1Kgs.7.23-26katapi HOME | RSV Books | notes
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Then he made the molten sea; it was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference.The bronze water cistern. 1Kgs.7.23-26 | 2Chr.4.2-5
Under its brim were gourds, for thirty cubits, compassing the sea round about; the gourds were in two rows, cast with it when it was cast. 
It stood upon twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; the sea was set upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward. 
Its thickness was a handbreadth; and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily; it held two thousand baths. 
He also made the ten stands of bronze; each stand was four cubits long, four cubits wide, and three cubits high.The Bronze carts. 1Kgs.7.27-39
This was the construction of the stands: they had panels, and the panels were set in the frames 
and on the panels that were set in the frames were lions, oxen, and cherubim. Upon the frames, both above and below the lions and oxen, there were wreaths of beveled work. 
Moreover each stand had four bronze wheels and axles of bronze; and at the four corners were supports for a laver. The supports were cast, with wreaths at the side of each. 
Its opening was within a crown which projected upward one cubit; its opening was round, as a pedestal is made, a cubit and a half deep. At its opening there were carvings; and its panels were square, not round. 
And the four wheels were underneath the panels; the axles of the wheels were of one piece with the stands; and the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half. 
The wheels were made like a chariot wheel; their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs, were all cast. 
There were four supports at the four corners of each stand; the supports were of one piece with the stands. 
And on the top of the stand there was a round band half a cubit high; and on the top of the stand its stays and its panels were of one piece with it. 
And on the surfaces of its stays and on its panels, he carved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the space of each, with wreaths round about. 
After this manner he made the ten stands; all of them were cast alike, of the same measure and the same form. 
And he made ten lavers of bronze; each laver held forty baths, each laver measured four cubits, and there was a laver for each of the ten stands. 
And he set the stands, five on the south side of the house, and five on the north side of the house; and he set the sea on the southeast corner of the house. 
Hiram also made the pots, the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram finished all the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of the LORD:The temple furnishing list. 1Kgs.7.40-51 | 2Chr.4.11-5.1
the two pillars, the two bowls of the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars; 
and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were upon the pillars; 
the ten stands, and the ten lavers upon the stands; 
and the one sea, and the twelve oxen underneath the sea. 
Now the pots, the shovels, and the basins, all these vessels in the house of the LORD, which Hiram made for King Solomon, were of burnished bronze. 
In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarethan. 
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because there were so many of them; the weight of the bronze was not found out. 
So Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of the LORD: the golden altar, the golden table for the bread of the Presence, 
the lampstands of pure gold, five on the south side and five on the north, before the inner sanctuary; the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs, of gold; 
the cups, snuffers, basins, dishes for incense, and firepans, of pure gold; and the sockets of gold, for the doors of the innermost part of the house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the nave of the temple. 
Thus all the work that King Solomon did on the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated, the silver, the gold, and the vessels, and stored them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD. 

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