Larry Hunt's Bible Commentary


    SWEET RIVER FOOL - Alcoholic, homeless, and alone, Snody despaired of life until a seemingly chance encounter with Saint Francis of Assisi led him to the joys of Christ and the redemption of his soul…

  • THE GLORY OF KINGS - A proposal for why God will always be the best explanation for the existence of the universe.

  • ENOCH WALKED WITH GOD - Enoch had a beautiful soul and walked with God in many ways. This book invites children to imagine what some of those ways might have been while presenting them with a wonderful model for their own lives.

  • Advertisements
  • Stats

    • 12,830 visits since Nov 2009
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 454 other followers

I Kings 7

Chapter 7

vs. 1-12:  It is interesting to note that the level of detail given for Solomon’s palace is not nearly as high as that given for the temple.  Nevertheless, the details that are given for the palace are that it took twice as long to build his palace as it did the temple, and that the palace was nearly twice as big as the temple.  That might be a subtle criticism of the king.

v. 23:  I cannot help but connect the name of this vessel, the “Sea,” with the symbolic implications of sea imagery in the Bible.  Of course, the name might simply refer to the fact that this laver held a lot of water.  For instance, compare this name with the “Cedar Forest” of v.2.

v. 48:  Solomon made all the furnishings for the temple; the original furnishings for the tabernacle, and the tabernacle itself, were carried up to the temple, as chapter eight records.  Barnes believed these original furnishings were stored in the treasuries.

v. 51:  I think the side rooms of the temple (6:5) were storage rooms, perhaps the treasuries spoken of here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: