They are longer than the earth's circumference, and broader than the ocean.
During the entire time of his dedication, he is not to allow a razor to pass over his head until the days of his holy consecration to the LORD have been fulfilled. He is to let the locks on his head grow long.
1 Kings 8:8
The poles extended so far that their ends could be seen from the Holy Place in front of the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen from outside. They remain there to this day.
"Then I turned my head to look, and to my surprise, a two-horned ram was standing beside the canal. The two horns grew long, the first one growing longer than the second, with the longer one springing up last.
And the angel asked me, "What do you see?" I answered him, "I'm looking at a flying scroll. It's 20 cubits long and ten cubits wide."
"They do everything to be seen by people. They increase the size of their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.
As he taught, he said, "Beware of the scribes! They like to walk around in long robes, to be greeted in the marketplaces,
2 Chronicles 5:9
but the poles were long enough for their ends to extend to the front of the inner sanctuary, even though they could not be seen from outside. They remain there to this day.