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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 52:21

 

 

As for the pillars, the height of each pillar was eighteen cubits, and it was twelve cubits in circumference and four fingers in thickness, and hollow.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The fillet means a measuring line; the pillars were 12 cubits, i. e., 18 feet, in circumference, and thus the diameter would be 5 feet 9 inches. As the brass was four fingers, i. e., scarcely four inches thick, the hollow center would be more than five feet in diameter.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:21". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-52.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits,.... As in 1 Kings 7:15; said to be thirty five, 2 Chronicles 3:15; of the reconciliation of which; see Gill on 2 Chronicles 3:15,

and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; a thread or line of that measure encompassed each of the pillars, 1 Kings 7:15;

and the thickness thereof was four fingers; either of the pillar, or the fillet about it; that is, the brass of it was four fingers thick:

it was hollow; that is, the pillar was hollow.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-52.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

eighteen cubits — but in 2 Chronicles 3:15, it is “thirty-five cubits.” The discrepancy is thus removed. Each pillar was eighteen common cubits. The two together, deducting the base, were thirty-five, as stated in 2 Chronicles 3:15 [Grotius]. Other ways (for example, by reference to the difference between the common and the sacred cubit) are proposed: though we are not able positively to decide now which is the true way, at least those proposed do show that the discrepancies are not irreconcilable.


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Bibliography
Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:21". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-52.html. 1871-8.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

This agreeth with 1 Kings 7:15, where what is called here a fillet is called a thread; concerning the height of the pillars, we read the same 2 Kings 25:17 2 Chronicles 3:15.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:21". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-52.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

pillars. Compare 1 Kings 7:15. 2 Kings 25:17.

cubits. See App-51.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:21". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-52.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.

The height of one pillar was eighteen cubits - but in 2 Chronicles 3:15 it is "thirty-five cubits." The discrepancy is thus removed. Each pillar was 18 common cubits. The two together, deducting the base, were 35 cubits, as stated in 2 Chronicles 3:15 (Grotius). Other ways-e.g., by reference to the difference between the common and the sacred cubit-are proposed: though we are not able positively to decide now which is the true way, at least those proposed show that the discrepancies are not irreconcilable.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:21". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-52.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.
concerning
1 Kings 7:15-21; 2 Kings 25:17; 2 Chronicles 3:15-17
fillet
Heb. thread.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 52:21". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-52.html.

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