The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Kings 6:36
And he built the inner court…
The court of the priests,
(2 Chronicles 4:9) ; so called to distinguish it from the outer court, where the
people assembled: this was built
with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams;
the rows of
stones were one upon another, topped with a row of cedar beams; or
rather the cedar was a lining to the stones; and the whole is supposed
to be about three cubits high, and was so low, that the people in the
outward court might see priests ministering for them, and could
converse with them; under the second temple, as Maimonides F8 says,
the court of the priests was higher than that of the court of Israel
two cubits and an half, called the great court, for which doors were
made, and those overlaid with brass, (2 Chronicles 4:9) .
F8 Hilchot Beth Habechirah, c. 6. sect. 3.