Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 6:9

So he built the house and finished it; and he covered the house with beams and planks of cedar.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Temple;   Thompson Chain Reference - Solomon;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Cedar, the;   Temple, the First;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Temple;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Cedar;   Ceiling;   Temple, Solomon's;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ceilings;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Shechem;   Temple of Jerusalem;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - House;   Israel;   Jerusalem;   Palm Tree;   Solomon;   Temple;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Cedar;   Oracle;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ceiling;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Beam;   Board;   Cedar;   Temple;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Covered the house with beams and boards of cedar - The Eastern custom is very different from ours: we ceil with plaster, and make our floors of wood; they make their floors of plaster or painted tiles, and make their ceilings of wood. But it may not be improper to observe that, in ancient times, our buildings were somewhat similar. Westminster Hall is a proof of this.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-6.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

He built the house, and finished it - i. e., the external shell of the house. The internal fittings were added afterward. See 1 Kings 6:15-22.

Covered the house - Roofed it with a wooden roof, sloped like our roofs.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-6.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So he built the house, and finished it,.... The body of it, the walls of the holy and most holy place, with the chambers on the sides of them, and the porch at the end that led into them:

and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar; with hollow boards, as the Targum, which formed an arch ceiling to it, and made it look very grand and beautiful; and then over them were laid beams and planks of cedar, not properly as a flat roof to it, but rather as a flooring for other buildings; for upon this, as in 1 Kings 6:10, there were chambers built.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-6.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

So he built the f house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

(f) In Exodus it is called the tabernacle, and the temple is here called the sanctuary and the oracle the most holy place.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-6.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 6:9 So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

Ver. 9. So he built the house.] Epilogus est praecedentium. (a)

And boards of cedar.] Which boards were also covered with lead without, and gold within. [1 Kings 6:22]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". 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

He built the house, and finished it, to wit, the bulk and the body of the house.

Covered the house, or, the house i.e. the top of the house, for the like is said of the sides and bottom, 1 Kings 6:15, even

the beams and boards, ( or, the vault-beams

and the ceilings; the arched beams and boards wherewith the top of the house was covered, which was made of other wood, which was more pliable than cedar, and would better endure bowing and bending,)

with cedars.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". 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

9.Covered the house — Made the roof, or covered with a roof, of beams and boards of cedar. On the durability of cedar roofs, see note on 1 Kings 5:6. The form or shape of the roof is left entirely uncertain. Many conclude, from the silence of the text, that, like Oriental buildings generally, its roof was flat. Others maintain, that, as it was modelled after the tabernacle, (compare Wisdom of Solomon, chapter 1 Kings 9:8,) its roof was a gable, like that of an ordinary tent.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-6.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Roofs. Protestants, "beams and boards of cedar." None of the stones appeared within, ver. 18. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". "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

So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar. Built the house. The temple is here distinguished from the wings or chambers attached to it, and its roofing was of cedar wood.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-6.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) And covered—that is, roofed the house with a roof of cedar beams and boarding thereon. Some have supposed that he “covered” the outside walls with cedar, so that the whole should still look like a wooden tabernacle; but this is not necessarily implied, and is in itself unlikely.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-kings-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.
he built
14,38
with beams and boards of cedar
or, the vault beams and the ceilings with cedar.
Reciprocal: Exodus 40:33 - So Moses;  1 Kings 5:6 - cedar trees

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 6:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-6.html.