Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 10:20

Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - King;   Lion;   Solomon;   Throne;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sabeans;   Throne;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - King;   Solomon;   Throne;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Israel;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Solomon;   Throne;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Commerce;   Ivory;   Lion;   Mizpah;   Phoenice;   Solomon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - House of the Forest of Lebanon;   Palace;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Dial;   Government;   Israel;   Ivory;   Sheba, Queen of;   Solomon;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hiram;   Tyre;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Commerce;   Forest;   King;   Like;   Temple;   Throne;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Numbers and Numerals;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Solomon‘s throne, as described, is certainly grander than any of which we have a representation, either in Assyria or Egypt. Much more, then, would it transcend the thrones in inferior kingdoms.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:20". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-10.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps,.... There was a lion on each side of every step, a symbol of royal power, as before observed; so the Egyptians placed lions under the throne of OrusF18Hori Apoll. Hieroglyph, l. 1. c. 17. :

there was not the like made in any kingdom; for the matter and form of it, for its grandeur and magnificence; there was none at least at that time, whatever has been since; for this is the first throne of ivory we read of.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:20". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-10.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 10:20 And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.

Ver. 20. And twelve lions stood there, &c.] To show the vigilancy and valour that should be found in princes. Judah’s emblem, or scutcheon, was the lion couchant. The Athenian judges sat in Mars Street. Mention is also made of a footstool of gold, [2 Chronicles 9:18] to teach the king to trample on the precious things of this world.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:20". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-10.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

20.Twelve lions — One lion at each end of each of the six steps by which the king ascended the throne. They were symbolic figures, and in that position might teach that resolute and determined courage and firmness should characterize all the actions of the king.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:20". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-10.html. 1874-1909.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.
lions
Genesis 49:9; Numbers 23:24; 24:9; Revelation 5:5
the like made
Heb. so made.
Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 2:4 - I builded

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 10:20". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-10.html.