In my view, the yāṣîa‘ and elā‘ot in Solomon’s Temple were probably wooden fixtures enveloping the building and not a stone structure consisting of a series of rooms and chambers. As for the still enigmatic migrā‘ôt, they were stepped recesses in the outer wall which supported the board-like yeṣî‘îm, and are in no way similar to the columns or pilasters standing along the corridors at ‘Ain Dara. The migrā‘ôt were an architectural element, while the pilasters at ‘Ain Dara were decorative and would be called in Biblical Hebrew ’êlim.