“And the house which king Solomon built for the Lord, the length thereof was threescore cubites, and the breadth thereof twentie cubits, and the height thereof thirtie cubites.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
6:2 The house - Properly so called, as distinct from all the walls andbuildings which were adjoining to it; namely, the holy, and most holy place.Length - From east, to west. And this and the other measures may seem tobelong to the inside from wall to wall. Cubits - Cubits of thesanctuary. Height - Namely, of the house: for the porch was onehundred and twenty cubits high, #2Chron 3:4|. So that all the measurescompared each with other were harmonious. For sixty to twenty (the length tothe breadth) is triple: or as three to one: and sixty to thirty (the lengthto the height) is double, or as two to one: and thirty to twenty (the heightto the breadth) is one and an half, as three to two. Which are theproportions answering to the three great concords in music, commonly called,a twelfth, an eighth, and a fifth. Which therefore must needs be a gracefulproportion to the eye, as that in music is graceful to the ear.