were paneled with wood all the way from the floor to the windows, while the doorways, the small windows, and the three side rooms were trimmed in wood. 17
The paneling stopped just above the doorway. These walls were decorated 18-20
with carvings of winged creatures and had a carving of a palm tree between the creatures. Each winged creature had two faces: A human face looking at the palm tree on one side, and a lion's face looking at the palm tree on the other side. These designs were carved into the paneling all the way around the two rooms. 21
The doorframe to the temple's main room was in the shape of a rectangle. In front of the doorway to the most holy place was something that looked like
Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version ®. Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society. Used by permission.