“Huram made the bronze pots, shovels, and basins. Thus Huram finished the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of God. He made the two pillars, the bowls, and the two capitals on the top of the pillars. He made the two lattice works to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars. There were four hundred pomegranates for the two lattice works, two rows of pomegranates for each lattice work, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were upon the pillars. He made the stands, and the basins on the stands, the one sea, and the twelve oxen underneath it. The pots, the shovels, the forks, and all the equipment for these, Huram-abi made of burnished bronze for King Solomon for the house of Yahweh. In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah. King Solomon made all these things in great quantities, so that the weight of the bronze was not ascertained.”
Now Huram (Hiram) comes up with all the bronze work as in 1 Kings, chapter 7. Here it is Huram, not King Solomon who made all these bronze works. Huram built the 2 bronze pillars, with the tops or capitals on each one. He did the ornate lattice work. Their ornamentation included over 200 pomegranates and various flowers on each capital or top. On top of that he made 10 large basins to go on the bronze stands. Also he, not King Solomon, was responsible for the bronze sea with its 12 oxen bulls holding it up. Huram-abi was the artisan in charge even though King Solomon was the overseer of the total project. They used so much bronze that they were unable to weigh it.