5:6 So now order some cedars of Lebanon to be cut for me. My servants will work with your servants. I will pay your servants whatever you say is appropriate, for you know that we have no one among us who knows how to cut down trees like the Sidonians.”
1 Kings 5:8-10Context
5:8 Hiram then sent this message to Solomon: “I received 1 the message you sent to me. I will give you all the cedars and evergreens you need. 2 5:9 My servants will bring the timber down from Lebanon to the sea. I will send it by sea in raft-like bundles to the place you designate. 3 There I will separate the logs 4 and you can carry them away. In exchange you will supply the food I need for my royal court.” 5
1 Kings 7:2-3Context
7:2 He named 7 it “The Palace of the Lebanon Forest”; 8 it was 150 feet 9 long, 75 feet 10 wide, and 45 feet 11 high. It had four rows of cedar pillars and cedar beams above the pillars. 7:3 The roof above the beams supported by the pillars was also made of cedar; there were forty-five beams, fifteen per row.
1 tn Heb “heard.”
2 tn Heb “I will satisfy all your desire with respect to cedar wood and with respect to the wood of evergreens.”
3 tn Heb “I will place them [on? as?] rafts in the sea to the place where you designate to me.” This may mean he would send them by raft, or that he would tie them in raft-like bundles, and have ships tow them down to an Israelite port.
4 tn Heb “smash them,” i.e., untie the bundles.
5 tn Heb “as for you, you will satisfy my desire by giving food for my house.”
6 tn Heb “and Hiram gave to Solomon cedar wood and the wood of evergreens, all his desire.”
7 tn Heb “he built.”
8 sn The Palace of the Lebanon Forest. This name was appropriate because of the large amount of cedar, undoubtedly brought from Lebanon, used in its construction. The cedar pillars in the palace must have given it the appearance of a forest.
9 tn Heb “one hundred cubits.”
10 tn Heb “fifty cubits.”
11 tn Heb “thirty cubits.”