10:16 King Solomon made two hundred large shields of hammered gold; 600 measures 1 of gold were used for each shield. 10:17 He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold; three minas 2 of gold were used for each of these shields. The king placed them in the Palace of the Lebanon Forest. 3
1 tn The Hebrew text has simply “six hundred,” with no unit of measure given.
2 sn Three minas. The mina was a unit of measure for weight.
3 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.