6:16 He built a wall 30 feet in from the rear of the temple as a partition for an inner sanctuary that would be the most holy place. 1 He paneled the wall with cedar planks from the floor to the rafters. 2
1 Kings 6:19-21Context
6:19 He prepared the inner sanctuary inside the temple so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord could be placed there. 6:20 The inner sanctuary was 30 feet 3 long, 30 feet wide, and 30 feet high. He plated it with gold, 4 as well as the cedar altar. 5 6:21 Solomon plated the inside of the temple with gold. 6 He hung golden chains in front of the inner sanctuary and plated the inner sanctuary 7 with gold.
1 Kings 6:31Context
6:31 He made doors of olive wood at the entrance to the inner sanctuary; the pillar on each doorpost was five-sided. 8
1 tn Heb “He built twenty cubits from the rear areas of the temple with cedar planks from the floor to the walls, and he built it on the inside for an inner sanctuary, for a holy place of holy places.”
2 tc The MT has קְלָעִים (qÿla’im, “curtains”), but this should be emended to קוֹרוֹת (qorot, “rafters”). See BDB 900 s.v. קוֹרָה.
3 tn Heb “twenty cubits” (this measurement occurs three times in this verse).
4 tn Heb “with plated gold” (or perhaps, “with pure gold”).
5 tn Heb “he plated [the] altar of cedar.”
6 tn Heb “with plated gold” (or perhaps, “with pure gold”).
7 tn Heb “it.”
8 tn Heb “the pillar, doorposts, a fifth part” (the precise meaning of this description is uncertain).