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

3 Kings (1 Kings) Chapter 8

3 Kings (1 Kings) 8:1

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Then Solomon

The consecration of the temple illustrates all consecration. The temple, like the believer (Th1 5:23) was threefold: the court, that which was outward, visible, answered to the body; the holy place, where everything appealed to the sacred emotions, answered to the soul; the holy of holies, the place of communion with God (Exo 25:22) answered to the spirit of man. The ark was the most all-inclusive type of Christ of any one of the vessels of the tabernacle.

(See Scofield) - (Exo 25:9).

When, therefore, the priests brought the ark into the court, the holy place, and the holy of holies, they were, in type, enthroning Christ over the body, with its powers and appetites; the soul, seat of the emotions and desires; and the mind, seat of the capacity to know and commune with God.

(See Scofield) - (Gen 1:26) note 3.

In Christian experience this answers to; (Rom 12:1-3); (Eph 5:18).

3 Kings (1 Kings) 8:2

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Seventh monththat is, October.

3 Kings (1 Kings) 8:10

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(Kg1 8:10); (Kg1 8:11).

(See Scofield) - (Exo 40:34).

3 Kings (1 Kings) 8:40

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(See Scofield) - (Psa 19:9).

3 Kings (1 Kings) 8:61

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The word implies whole-heartedness for God, single-mindedness, sincerity -- not sinless perfection.

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