1 Kings 8:7-9
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.”