Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 6:17

The house, that is, the nave in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty cubits long.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Temple;   Thompson Chain Reference - Solomon;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Temple;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Temple, Solomon's;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Art and Aesthetics;   Nave;   Temple of Jerusalem;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Jerusalem;   Palm Tree;   Solomon;   Temple;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Oracle;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Cedar;   Holy Place;   Temple;   Text of the Old Testament;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the house, that is, the temple before it,.... The holy place, which was before the of holies:

was forty cubits long; and which, with the most holy place, being twenty cubits, as in the preceding verse, made the length of the whole house sixty cubits, as in 1 Kings 6:2.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:17". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-6.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And the i house, that [is], the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].

(i) For when he spoke of the house in the first verse, he meant both the oracle and the temple.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:17". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-6.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

House — That is, the holy place.

Temple — This is added, to restrain the signification of the word house, which otherwise notes the whole building.

It — The oracle.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:17". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-6.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 6:17 And the house, that [is], the temple before it, was forty cubits [long].

Ver. 17. The temple.] That is, The holy place; whither none but the priests might come.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:17". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-6.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The house, i.e. the holy place. That is, the temple: this is added to restrain the signification of the word house, which otherwise notes the whole building. Before it, i.e. before the oracle. Or, as it is in the Hebrew, before my face, i.e. before the place of my presence. Or it may be said to be before God, because he being pleased to describe himself as sitting upon the cherubim, hath his face towards this house, where he beholds the services of his people. So this part of the house, distinct from the most holy, hath its harmonious proportions also. The length 40, to the height 30, is sesquiterian, or 4 to 3 (which is that of a fourth in music); the length to the breadth, 40 to 20, as 2 to 1; the height to the breadth, 30 to 20, as 3 to 2.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:17". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-6.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

17.The house, that is, the temple before it — The temple before the most holy place; the anterior part of the main building after partitioning off twenty cubits from the hinder end for the holy of holies. Was forty cubits long, and twenty wide, and thirty high, as stated in 1 Kings 6:2. (B in plan.)

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:17". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-6.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Itself. Where the priests were stationed. This part was double the length, but of the same breadth, as the most holy place. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:17". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-6.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.

The house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long - from east to west; i:e., from the porch to the oracle.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:17". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-6.html. 1871-8.