Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in
mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father,
in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of
Ornan the Jebusite.
And he began to build
in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of
Now these are the things
wherein Solomon was instructed for the building of the house
of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore
cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
And the porch that was
in the front of the house, the length of it was according to
the breadth of the house, twenty cubits, and the height was an
hundred and twenty: and he overlaid it within with pure gold.
And the greater house
he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and
set thereon palm trees and chains. And he garnished the house
with precious stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
He overlaid also the
house, the beams, the posts, and the walls thereof, and the doors
thereof, with gold; and graved cherubims on the walls. (2 Chronicles 3:1-7