4:11 Huram Abi 1 made the pots, shovels, and bowls. He finished all the work on God’s temple he had been assigned by King Solomon. 2 4:12 He made 3 the two pillars, the two bowl-shaped tops of the pillars, the latticework for the bowl-shaped tops of the two pillars, 4:13 the four hundred pomegranate-shaped ornaments for the latticework of the two pillars (each latticework had two rows of these ornaments at the bowl-shaped top of the pillar), 4:14 the ten 4 movable stands with their ten 5 basins, 4:15 the big bronze basin called “The Sea” with its twelve bulls underneath, 4:16 and the pots, shovels, and meat forks. 6 All the items King Solomon assigned Huram Abi to make for the Lord’s temple 7 were made from polished bronze. 4:17 The king had them cast in earthen foundries 8 in the region of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan. 4:18 Solomon made so many of these items they did not weigh the bronze. 9
2 tn Heb “Huram finished doing all the work which he did for King Solomon [on] the house of God.”
3 tn The words “he made” are added for stylistic reasons.
7 tn Heb “Huram Abi made for King Solomon [for] the house of the
8 tn Or perhaps, “molds.”
9 tn Heb “Solomon made all these items in great abundance; the weight of the bronze was not sought.”