Solomon’s Temple-Dedication Poem

1 Kings 8:12–13

Biblical Period

12[T]hen Solomon declared:

“The Lord has chosen
To abide in a thick cloud:
13I have now built for You
A stately House,
A place where You
May dwell forever.”


Reprinted from Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures by permission of the University of Nebraska Press. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia.

Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 1.

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