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1 Kings 6:1

The Building of the Temple

6:1 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites left Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, during the month Ziv 1  (the second month), he began building the Lord’s temple.

1 Kings 6:9

6:9 He finished building the temple 2  and covered it 3  with rafters 4  and boards made of cedar. 5 

1 sn During the month Ziv. This would be April-May, 966 b.c. by modern reckoning.

2 tn Heb “ built the house and completed it.”

3 tn Heb “the house.”

4 tn The word occurs only here; the precise meaning is uncertain.

5 tn Heb “and rows with cedar wood.”

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