06/11/2018 — 1 Kings 5-6; & 2 Chronicles 2-3
OK — so now that we have completed several of the writings of Solomon (Song of Solomon and Proverbs) we now return to the history of Solomon and God’s chosen nation.
And what an impressive way to start — Solomon’s construction of the temple. David had set aside the materials and for the construction Solomon used: 70,000 men as “carriers;” 80,00o men as stone cutters in “the hills” and 3,600 foreman. That is a total of 158,600 known workers on this God-dedicated project.
I once worked on a project with 11,000 workers and even with today’s communication and advanced technical tools the complexity was immense & often delayed. So, from a “real world” construction management perspective the building of the House of the Lord was certainly a God inspired project.
Another marvel also caught my eye: 1 Kings: 7 In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.
Can you envision the precision that must have been exercised at the quarry that the cut blocks did not even require “adjusting” at the job site?