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 (the second month), he began building the Lord’s temple.

1 Kings 6:9

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

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

tn Heb “ built the house and completed it.”

tn Heb “the house.”

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

tn Heb “and rows with cedar wood.”