The most holy place (2 Chr 3:8-3:9)

“King Solomon made the most holy place. Its length corresponded to the width of the house. It was twenty cubits and its width was twenty cubits. He overlaid it with six hundred talents of fine gold. The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He overlaid the upper chambers with gold.”

The room for the most holy place was the full width of the building, not that big at a mere 30 feet wide. In fact, it was square 30 feet pm every side. This was where the Ark of the Covenant would stay. There was not a mention of the nave to the holy place that was in 1 Kings, chapter 6. However, this inner most holy place was overlaid with lots of gold, 600 talents of gold, about $600,000,000.00 worth of gold. There were in fact golden nails, worth about $25,000.00 each. The mention of the value of this gold was added here as opposed to 1 Kings that did not mention its value.

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