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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

3 Kings (1 Kings) Chapter 6

3 Kings (1 Kings) 6:1

kg1 6:1

the house of the Lord

The typology of the temple, if indeed it has any typical significance, is most obscure and difficult. The New Testament invariably expounds the typology of the tabernacle, not of the temple. The symbolism of the latter may be revealed in the kingdom-age (see "Kingdom" Old Testament,

(See Scofield) - (Gen 1:26).

(See Scofield) - (Zac 12:8)

New Testament, (Luk 1:32); (Co1 15:28). In the New Testament the usual Gk. word for sanctuary (naos) is used

(1) of the temple in Jerusalem (Mat 23:16).

(2) of the believer's body (Co1 3:16); (Co1 3:17); (Co1 6:19).

(3) of the local church (Co2 6:16) and

(4) of the true church (Eph 2:21) But in all these instances the thought is simply of a habitation of God. No reference to the structure of the temple, as in the case of the tabernacle (Heb 9:1-10); (Heb 9:39).


Second month, that is, May.

3 Kings (1 Kings) 6:4

kg1 6:4

windows of narrow lights

Compare (Ch2 4:20).

In the holy of holies in the tabernacle no light but the shekinah glory was provided. In many ways Solomon's temple manifests the spiritual deterioration of the people, and Jehovah's condescension to it in grace.

3 Kings (1 Kings) 6:27

kg1 6:27

they stretched forth

Or, the cherubim stretched forth their wings.

3 Kings (1 Kings) 6:37

kg1 6:37


Second month, that is, May.

3 Kings (1 Kings) 6:38

kg1 6:38


Eighth monththat is, November.

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