8 The entrance for the lowest1 story was on the south side of the house, and one went up by stairs to the middle story, and from the middle story to the third.
6 And the side chambers were in three stories, one over another, vthirty in each story. There were offsets1 all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side chambers, wso that they should not be supported by the wall of the temple. 7 And it became broader as it wound upward to the side chambers, because the temple was enclosed upward all around the temple. Thus the temple had a broad area upward, and xso one went up from the lowest story to the top story through the middle story. 8 I saw also that the temple had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers measured a full reed of ysix long cubits. 9 The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. zThe free space between the side chambers of the temple and the