SEV Biblia, Chapter 7:40 Asimismo hizo Hiram fuentes, y tenazas, y cuencos. Así acabó toda la obra que hizo a Salomón para la Casa del SEÑOR:
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 7:40 Verse 40. So Hiram made an end] It is truly surprising, that in so short a time one artist could design and execute works of such magnitude, taste, and variety, however numerous his assistants might be. The mere building of the house was a matter of little difficulty in comparison of these internal works.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 40. And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basins , etc.] The lavers are not the ten before mentioned, of the make of which an account is before given; but these, according to Jarchi and Ben Gersom, are the same with the pots, ( 1 Kings 7:45) and so they are called in ( 2 Chronicles 4:11) the use of which, as they say, was to put the ashes of the altar into; as the “shovels”, next mentioned, were a sort of besoms to sweep them off, and the “basins” were to receive the blood of the sacrifices, and sprinkle it; no mention is here made of the altar of brass he made, but is in ( 2 Chronicles 4:11), nor of the fleshhooks to take the flesh out of the pots, as in ( 2 Chronicles 4:16), so Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he made King Solomon for the house of the Lord ; what he undertook, and was employed in, he finished, which were all works of brass; of which a recapitulation is made in the following verses to the end of the forty fifth, where they are said to be made of “bright brass”, free of all dross and rust; “good”, as the Targum, even the best brass they were made of; the brass David took from Hadarezer, ( 1 Chronicles 18:8) which Josephus too much magnifies, when he says it was better than gold. Ver. 46 . In the plain of Jericho did the king cast them in the clay ground , etc.] Which being thick, as the word signifies, and stiff and close, was fit for such a purpose as casting brass; of such clay, furnaces of earth used to be made to melt metals in; but here were large things to be cast, as the two pillars, the sea, the ten lavers, etc. moulds were made in the ground, and so the melted brass was poured into them, which gave it its different forms; this, no doubt, was done by Hiram, though said to be done by the king, because done by his orders: the place where it was done was a part of the plain of Jericho, which lay between Succoth and Zarthan ; Succoth was in the tribe of Gad, on the other side Jordan; Zarthan was near it on this side, in the tribe of Manasseh, the same that is called Zartanah, ( 1 Kings 4:12) and Zaretan, ( Joshua 3:16) and Zeredathah, ( 2 Chronicles 4:17). The first casters of brass are said to be Theodorus and Rhaecus, both Samians.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 13-47 - The two brazen pillars in the porch of the temple, some think, were to teach those that came to worship, to depend upon God only, for strengt and establishment in all their religious exercises. "Jachin," God wil fix this roving mind. It is good that the heart be established with grace. "Boaz," In him is our strength, who works in us both to will an to do. Spiritual strength and stability are found at the door of God' temple, where we must wait for the gifts of grace, in use of the mean of grace. Spiritual priests and spiritual sacrifices must be washed in the laver of Christ's blood, and of regeneration. We must wash often for we daily contract pollution. There are full means provided for ou cleansing; so that if we have our lot for ever among the unclean it will be our own fault. Let us bless God for the fountain opened by the sacrifice of Christ for sin and for uncleanness.
Original Hebrew ויעשׂ 6213 חירום 2438 את 853 הכירות 3595 ואת 853 היעים 3257 ואת 853 המזרקות 4219 ויכל 3615 חירם 2438 לעשׂות 6213 את 853 כל 3605 המלאכה 4399 אשׁר 834 עשׂה 6213 למלך 4428 שׁלמה 8010 בית 1004 יהוה׃ 3068