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1 Kings 6:37-38


6:37 In the month Ziv 1  of the fourth year of Solomon’s reign 2  the foundation was laid for the Lord’s temple. 6:38 In the eleventh year, in the month Bul 3  (the eighth month) the temple was completed in accordance with all its specifications and blueprints. It took seven years to build. 4 

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

2 tn The words “of Solomon’s reign” are added for clarification. See v. 1.

3 sn In the month Bul. This would be October-November 959 b.c. in modern reckoning.

4 tn Heb “he built it in seven years.”

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