Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala
KING SOLOMON’S GLORY DOME
The temple that Solomon built for God was said to have a great quantity of gold, silver, bronze, and other precious metals. The temple consisted of several layers, with the Most Holy Place housing the Ark of the Covenant in the center. (The presence of God). It was built in the 10th century BC.
So, how much did Solomon’s temple cost? The amount of gold, silver and bronze, along with other precious metals are recorded in various places in the Bible.
(1 Chronicles 22:14)- 100,000 talents of gold, 1 million talents of silver, quantities of bronze and iron too great to be weighted.
(1 Chronicles 29:3)- 3,000 talents of gold, 7,000 talents of silver from David’s personal treasures.
(1 Chronicles 29:7)- 5,002.5 talents of gold, 10,000 talents of silver, 18,000 talents of bronze, 100,000 talents of iron from the leaders of Israel.
(1 Kings 5:10)- King Hiram of Tyre gave Solomon many cedar trees for the temple.
In total, over 108,002.5 talents of gold, 1,017,000 talents of silver, and quantities of bronze much greater than that. A great quantity of cedar trees were used- so many, in fact, that Solomon had to pay King Hiram with 20 towns in Galilee! (1 Kings 9:11)
108,002.5 talents of gold would beg an incredible amount of gold. One talent was approximately 75 pounds, so 108,002.5 talents would be a mindbogglingly 8,100,187.5 pounds of gold.
1,017,000 talents of silver would be an equally mind-boggling 76,275,000 pounds of silver! Excluding the bronze, and using the average current price of gold, the gold alone of Solomon’s temple would have been an astonishing $194,404,500,000.
The silver would have been $22,199,076,000. Added together, the gold and silver used along in Solomon’s Temple was worth $216,603,576,000. Calculate this in Naria and know what it worth.
This does not include all the precious metals, bronze, iron, ivory, or cedar wood used in the temple. Extrapolating from the number, the total cost of Solomon’s temple including the labor costs (153,000 forced laborers) would have been well over half a billion, Building the temple took over seven years.
Dr. Paul Enenche’s new cathedral is like a children’s department to what king Solomon built for God and people are complaining.
During the time of king Solomon, there were beggars then, there were priests and high priests and prophets then but none was envious of Solomon. None talked against or criticized what Solomon did for God. People far and near come to worship God in the temple Solomon has built and the Bible recorded that the glory of God came down mightily.
Jealousy and envy will kill some people. At the success of others they get angry. When they can’t bet your standard they become your adversaries. The church is rising and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. No amount of criticism can bring a great man down. If King Solomon can use such an amount of money to build a glory Dome for God then what Dr Paul Enenche built is just small.
You guys haven’t seen anything yet. Mine is coming. The more you talk and get angry, the more God builds his church and make name for himself.