Building of the Temple

“Perhaps Solomon’s best-known achievement is the building of the magnificent temple in Jerusalem.  A temple unsurpassed in beauty, it would become a national monument symbolic of Israel’s special relationship with God.  King David had drawn up the initial plans, and it is now left to Solomon to oversee the construction.  The detail with which the temple is described is reminiscent of that which accompanied the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness.

Much of the work is to be done with materials provided by the skilled workmen from Tyre.”

Read: 1 Kings 5, 2 Chronicles 2, 1 Kings 6, 2 Chronicles 3, 1 Kings 7, 2 Chronicles 4, 2 Chronicles 5:1, 1 Kings 9:25/2 Chronicles 8:12-16

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.