Read 1 Kings 7-8 at Bible Gateway.
The detail of the description of the things which Solomon had made for the Temple was extensive. Let it be enough that we know that bronze was (and still is) a very expensive commodity, and there was so much bronze used that it could not be counted. All that is to say, the Temple was very great, in the expense of its workmanship, and its beauty.
Solomon’s prayer, at the dedication of the Temple, for the LORD to remember His people, and for the people to keep their hearts inclined to the LORD and His ways forever, was prophetic. Solomon was a type of Messiah, and Yeshua prayed a similar prayer when He dedicated His Temple, which is His Body; i.e., His physical body, and the corporate body of all the believers, before His death. Yeshua’s prayer is found in Joh 17.
The similarities of the two dedicatiions:
That the son of David would be glorified (Solomon: 1 Kin 8:24-26; Yeshua: Joh 17:1-5).
That YHVH would be glorified as God (Solomon: 1 Kin 8:23; Yeshua: Joh 17:4-5).
That the name of YHVH is upon His dwelling place (Solomon: 1 Kin 8:29; Yeshua: Joh 17:6).
That YHVH’s chosen ones would be kept from evil (Solomon: 1 Kin 8:31-40; Yeshua: Joh 17:9-19).
That foreigners (Gentiles) who would hear of the glory of YHVH through YHVH’s people, would be brought near, taken in, and kept from evil with no distinction in blessing between them and YHVH’s people (S’olomon: 1 Kin 8:41-43 ; Yeshua: Joh 17:20-23).
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Eph 2:19-22
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