SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:1 Â¶ Y fue en el año cuatrocientos ochenta después que los hijos de Israel salieron de Egipto, en el cuarto año del principio del reino de Salomón sobre Israel, en el mes de Zif, que es el mes segundo, que él comenzó a edificar la Casa del SEÑOR.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 6:1 Verse 1. In the four hundred and eightieth year] The Septuagint has the four hundred and fortieth year. It need scarcely be noticed, that among chronologists there is a great difference of opinion concerning this epocha.
Glycas has 330 years; Melchior Canus, 590 years; Josephus, 592 years; Sulpicius Severus, 588; Clemens Alexandrinus, 570; Cedrenus, 672; Codomanus, 598; Vossius and Capellus, 580; Serarius, 680; Nicholas Abraham, 527; Maestlinus, 592; Petavius and Valtherus, 520. Here are more than a dozen different opinions; and after all, that in the common Hebrew text is as likely to be the true one as any of the others.
The month Zif] This answers to a part of our April and May; and was the second month of the sacred year, but the eighth month of the civil year.
Before the time of Solomon, the Jews do not appear to have had any names for their months, but mentioned them in the order of their consecutive occurrence, first month, second month, third month, &c. In this chapter we find Zif and Bul; and in chap. viii. 2, we find another, Ethanim; and these are supposed to be borrowed from the Chaldeans; and consequently this book was written after the Babylonish captivity. Before this time we find only the word Abib mentioned as the name of a month, Exodus xiii. 4. Whether there were any others at that time, or whether Abib was really intended as the name of a month, we cannot absolutely say. The present names of the Hebrew months are:-Tisri, answering to a part of September and October, Marchesvan, Cisleu, Tebeth, Shebat, Adar, Nisan, Ijar, Sivan, Tamuz, Ab, and Elul.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt , etc.] The Tyrian writers make it five hundred sixty years from hence; but this no doubt is tightest, which Junius reckons thus; forty years Israel were in the wilderness, seventeen under Joshua, two hundred ninety nine under the judges, eighty under Eli, Samuel, and Saul, forty under David, add to which the four years of Solomon, and they make four hundred eighty f87 ; they are somewhat differently reckoned by others from the coming out of Egypt to Joshua forty years, from thence to the first servitude under Cushan twenty five, from thence to the death of Abimelech two hundred fifty six, under Thola twenty three, from thence to the Ammonitish servitude four, under that eighteen, under the judges, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon, thirty one, Samuel and Saul forty, David forty, and Solomon three, in all four hundred eighty; in the, fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel ; when he was clear of all disturbers of his government, and had got all things ready for the building of the temple, and had gathered together gold and silver enough of his own to defray the expenses; for, as for what David gave him, he put that into the treasury of the Lord’s house, (see 1 Kings 7:51); in the month Zif, which [is] the second month ; and so must be Jiar, for Abib or Nisan was the first, and Jiar was the second, which answered to part of our April and part of May; called Zif either from the splendour of the sun, being now higher, and so the greater; or from the trees and flowers of the field being in all their glory; and so the Targum here calls it, the month of splendour of flowers: and it was on the second day of it, that he began to build the house of the Lord : and a very fit and proper season of the year it was to begin it in, (see 2 Chronicles 3:2).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-10 - The temple is called the house of the Lord, because it was directed an modelled by him, and was to be employed in his service. This gave in the beauty of holiness, that it was the house of the Lord, which wa far beyond all other beauties. It was to be the temple of the God of peace, therefore no iron tool must be heard; quietness and silence sui and help religious exercises. God's work should be done with much car and little noise. Clamour and violence often hinder, but never furthe the work of God. Thus the kingdom of God in the heart of man grows u in silence, Mr 5:27.
Original Hebrew ויהי 1961 בשׁמונים 8084 שׁנה 8141 וארבע 702 מאות 3967 שׁנה 8141 לצאת 3318 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 מארץ 776 מצרים 4714 בשׁנה 8141 הרביעית 7243 בחדשׁ 2320 זו 2099 הוא 1931 החדשׁ 2320 השׁני 8145 למלך 4427 שׁלמה 8010 על 5921 ישׂראל 3478 ויבן 1129 הבית 1004 ליהוה׃ 3068