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1 Kings 8:7-9

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8:7 The cherubs’ wings extended over the place where the ark sat; the cherubs overshadowed the ark and its poles. 1  8:8 The poles were so long their ends were visible from the holy place in front of the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen from beyond that point. 2  They have remained there to this very day. 8:9 There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets Moses had placed there in Horeb. 3  It was there that 4  the Lord made an agreement with the Israelites after he brought them out of the land of Egypt.

1 sn And its poles. These poles were used to carry the ark. See Exod 25:13-15.

2 tn Heb “they could not be seen outside.”

3 sn Horeb is another name for Mount Sinai.

4 tn Heb “in Horeb where.”



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