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2 Chronicles 4:1-4

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4:1 He made a bronze altar, 30 feet 1  long, 30 feet 2  wide, and 15 feet 3  high. 4:2 He also made the big bronze basin called “The Sea.” 4  It measured 15 feet 5  from rim to rim, was circular in shape, and stood seven and one-half feet 6  high. Its circumference was 45 feet. 7  4:3 Images of bulls were under it all the way around, ten every eighteen inches 8  all the way around. The bulls were in two rows and had been cast with “The Sea.” 4:4 “The Sea” stood on top of twelve bulls. Three faced northward, three westward, three southward, and three eastward. “The Sea” was placed on top of them, and they all faced outward. 9 

1 tn Heb “twenty cubits.” Assuming a cubit of 18 inches (45 cm), the length would have been 30 feet (9 m).

2 tn Heb “twenty cubits.”

3 tn Heb “ten cubits.” Assuming a cubit of 18 inches (45 cm), the height would have been 15 feet (4.5 m).

4 tn Heb “He made the sea, cast.”

sn The large bronze basin known as “The Sea” was mounted on twelve bronze bulls and contained water for the priests to bathe themselves (see v. 6; cf. Exod 30:17-21).

5 tn Heb “ten cubits.” Assuming a cubit of 18 inches (45 cm), the diameter would have been 15 feet (4.5 m).

6 tn Heb “five cubits.” Assuming a cubit of 18 inches (45 cm), the height would have been 7.5 feet (2.25 m).

7 tn Heb “and a measuring line went around it thirty cubits all around.”

8 tn Heb “ten every cubit.”

9 tn Heb “all their hindquarters were toward the inside.”



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