1 Kings 5:1-6:1,7
Preparations for Building the Temple
Solomon decided to build a temple for the name of the LORD, and a royal palace for himself.
Solomon Builds the Temple
(1 Kings 6.1—22)
Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had designated, on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
So he lined the house with gold—its beams, its thresholds, its walls, and its doors; and he carved cherubim on the walls.