2 Chronicles 4 Outline
– The bronze altar (2 Chronicles 4:1)
– The bronze sea and 12 bulls underneath it (2 Chronicles 4:2-5)
– The 10 basins for rinsing things used for burnt offerings (2 Chronicles 4:6)
– The 10 gold lampstands (2 Chronicles 4:7)
– The 10 tables (2 Chronicles 4:8)
– The courtyard of the priest, the large court, the doors for the court (2 Chronicles 4:9-10)
– The pots, shovels, and sprinkling bowls (2 Chronicles 4:11)
– A summary of the bronze items Huram had made for the temple (2 Chronicles 4:12-18)
– Other temple furnishings that Solomon had made (2 Chronicles 4:19-22)
2 Chronicles 4 Summary
Huram, who was sent by King Hiram of Tyre to work the bronze temple objects made several things for the temple. Huram made the bronze altar, which was 20 cubits long, 20 cubits wide and 10 cubits high. Huram made the Sea, which stood on 12 bulls. The hinds of the 12 bulls faced the center. The top of the sea is like the rim of a cup, a lily blossom. The bronze sea can hold 3,000 baths of liquids. The sea was circular in shape and has a diameter of 10 cubits. The circumference of the sea is 30 cubits.
Huram made 10 basins for rinsing the things that are used for the burnt offerings. Five basins were located on the south while the other five basins were located on the north. Huram made 10 gold lampstands. Five of the lampstands were positioned on the south while the other five lampstands were positioned on the south. Huram made 10 tables. Five of the tables were positioned on the south while other five tables were positioned on the north.
In addition, Huram also made the courtyard for the priest, large court, doors for the court, pots, shovels and sprinkling bowls. The bronze sea was positioned on the south side of the southeast corner. Huram overlaid the doors of the court with bronze.
Solomon also made other temple’s furnishings including golden altar, tables, gold lampstands, gold floral work, lamps and tongs, pure gold wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes, censers, gold temple doors, inner doors to the Most Holy Place and doors to the main hall.
2 Chronicles 4 Bible Study
1. Crucify your old self to the cross and live a new life in Christ
The altar in the temple was a place for the animals to be slaughtered and sacrificed to God. Likewise, the cross symbolizes crucifying your old self, the bad habits that we are used to live with. In Romans 6:3-4, when you are baptized, you are baptized unto the death of Jesus Christ. Immersing your body in the water means you have been buried with Jesus Christ in death. When you come up from the water , it means you will now live a new life, a life that you live in Jesus Christ because Christ has overcome death by rising from the dead on the third day. In Romans 6:13, as a born again Christian, you must stop sinning but use your body as instruments of righteousness to glorify God’s name. Whatever you do, including eating and drinking should be to glorify God’s name so that you can have a testimony for others (1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17).