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With 4 cubits and a span I arrive at about 2.34 m, which would amount to even more than 7' 8''. We have to consider the older cubit (of Salomon's time and before), not the later and shorter cubit of the time the Chronicles were written. 1 Kings 6:2 Solomon Builds the Temple ... Now the house which King Solomon built for the Lord, its length was sixty ...


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If memory serves, in just about every part of the ancient world, a woman who had previously been married to a king (either in full, with the status of wife, or de facto in the lesser status of concubine) could not be remarried to anyone except another king. Remember also that legal rights of a woman were reckoned through her husband, and that divorced women ...



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