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    EOW #58 The templeof Solomon

    EOW #58 The templeof Solomon

    EOW# 58 The Temple of Solomon
    Specific Brief, I know its a lot to read. but its very specific. Be Brave, include as much as you can!

    And the house which king Solomon built for the LORD, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits.
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    And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; \

    And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

    And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building

    So he built the house, and finished it; and covered the house with beams and boards of cedar.

    So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
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    And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the ceiling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.

    And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.
    and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.
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    So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.
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    And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.
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    And within the oracle he made two cherubim of olive tree, each ten cubits high

    And five cubits was the one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the other wing of the cherub: from the uttermost part of the one wing unto the uttermost part of the other were ten

    And he set the cherubim within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubim, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.
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    And he overlaid the cherubim with gold.
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    And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved figures of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.

    And the floors of the house he overlaid with gold, within and without.

    And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel and side posts were a fifth part of the wall.

    The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubim and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubim, and upon the palm trees.

    basic elements. stone house covered in wood covered in gold
    big porch, with pillars
    carvings


    now stop being such a bunch of whiners.... I said include as much as you can.... the text is your research..it was all laid out for you.
    any one who wants to include anything I took out feel free.
    I will accept any medium.
    Now... concept!


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    Last edited by chaosrocks; June 21st, 2007 at 05:18 PM.
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    chaos, can we get a different topic. For one thing, it deals with religion - so right from the get go it is a delicate topic. I'd rather have a neutral topic. Also, you can't be serious giving us this amount of instructions. We're not architects, about to get out our technical pens and spend several days drawing the base with a ruler.

    Anybody else want to chime in?
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    all i gots to say is.. WOW.... good luck with this one... brought to mind a skit the comedian Bill Cosby did years ago about Noah's conversation with God.. and "what is a cubit"... hahah funny stuff....
    and if anyone is curious
    a Cubit = An ancient form of measure, equivalent to the length from a Pharaoh's elbow to the farthest fingertip of his extended hand (roughly 45.72 centimeters).
    Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possiblity of cheating. it is either good or bad. ~ Dali
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    difficult.
    I don't see a problem with the religious topic though.
    Dropping the long list of descriptional elements could be a start...
    Why not leave it plainly as "Solomon's Temple" and everyone can have his/her own go at it...?
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    hehehe...Im up for having a bash...better get my Cubit measuring tool out
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    who cares if it religion or not. just do your thing

    lol @ daveneale
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    Yeah...that list might give someone a serious hedache. Reference pictures would help more I think. Here are some pictures I pulled up just for the heck of it. I think these give you a pretty good idea for a starting point. Cool topic if you ask me.

    http://www.templemount.org/templesolomon.jpg
    http://www.templemount.org/stemple.jpg
    http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/cou...b43/temple.jpg
    http://www.jodensavanne.sr.org/articles/foto3a.jpg

    If you prefer information overload though...feel free to read this- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon's_Temple
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    religious? naaa, no more religious than eating a cheese burger, infact to eat a cheese burger would be considered to some an even bigger religious taboo, but does that mean we should all stop eating beef becouse we dont wish to offend? anyway, this sounds like a good challenge, lots of scope for imagination.
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    no one living has seen solomon's temple Im certainly not going to measure your drawings. I alternate specific breif with vague and general ones. Its specific breif week
    I love this description
    you seem to think thaeres not much scope for imaginantion in this. but no one knows what it actually looked like
    reference pics? 3000 (roughly ) years old?
    USE YOUR HEADS AND THINK IT THROUGH, The TExt is your reference
    REFERENCE PICS ARE NOT WHERE ITS AT! MAKE IT YOUR OWN!
    CONCEPT!

    Solomon's temple is pretty well defined as to era, location and materials....
    it is also defined as beautiful.....

    as far as religion, why is "gates of heaven" not a problem...but this is?

    I will edit the description a bit. to make it more consise , but the topic stands
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    I'm looking forward to doing this one. Great topic, regardless...
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    I love it!

    Put aside your religios/non-religious beliefs/non-beliefs, a lot of illustrators have tried to make an archeological reproduction of how it was supposed to be, what is weird is that all the instructions are there, in the bible, old testament, jewish books and even mason books and still all of the illustrations I've seen are not following all the instructions which makes them not so accurate.

    So forget about God or the devil, think of it as an Archeological illustration in search of the real Temple No. 1 (House of God), not Solomon's temple as ussually called; By the way, he built this temple for God, but later on he built several temples for all kinds of other Gods & devils from different cultures for his different wives.
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    I'm new and hope to join in as frequently as possible. For starters though, I do think this is a great topic, both for the topic and instructions. I'm not a concept artist by trade, but for those who are, when you get a professional job, doesn't it come with some amount of guidelines? It will be great to see how everyone works with similar rules and creates different interpretations.

    As a general question for this forum. I read the FAQ's, and just wanted to check. I don't claim to be a great artist, but enjoy learning more. Part of my work flow is often creating simple or more detailed 3d geometry as an underlay for a painting, for perspective and/or shadow guidelines. Are there any problems with doing that here? Thanks
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    nope
    all media area ccepted..... i include 3d in this... you can make the whole thing 3d and submit it that way if you like.... but the end result has to communicate the instructions.... and part of that is atmosphere
    good luck
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