1 Kings 6:7, What is the significance of no iron tools being heard?

Question: In verse 7, it notes that no iron tools were heard while the house was being built. What's the significance of this? Answer: There is not a simple or clear answer to this because the Bible does not directly tell us. There are two main thoughts. 1-Iron tools represent man's work and Solomon did not want that to be emphasized at the temple site (Consider Deuteronomy 27:5). 2-The temple represents heaven, and the saints are shaped and formed on earth in preparation for heaven. -PJ