3:5 He paneled 1 the main hall 2 with boards made from evergreen trees 3 and plated it with fine gold, decorated with palm trees and chains. 4 3:6 He decorated the temple with precious stones; the gold he used came from Parvaim. 5 3:7 He overlaid the temple’s rafters, thresholds, walls and doors with gold; he carved decorative cherubim on the walls.
1 tn Heb “covered.”
2 tn Heb “the large house.”
3 tn Heb “wood of evergreens.”
4 tn Heb “and he put up on it palm trees and chains.”
5 tn Heb “and he plated the house [with] precious stone for beauty, and the gold was the gold of Parvaim.”
sn The location of Parvaim, the source of the gold for Solomon’s temple, is uncertain. Some have identified it with modern Farwa in Yemen; others relate it to the Sanskrit parvam and understand it to be a general term for the regions east of Palestine.