Z A 40:1-44:31. The House. B 45:146:18. The Land. A 46:19-24. The House. B 47:1-48:35. The House.
A C1 D1 40:1-3. Visions of God. E1 40:4. Injunctions. F1 40:5-42:20. The House. Itself. C2 D2 43:1-6. The Glory. Returning. E2 43:7-12. Injunctions. F2 43:13-27. The House. The altar. C3 D3 44:1-4. The Glory. Abiding. E3 44:5-8. Injunctions. F3 44:9-31. The House. Its Ministers.
465 B.C. 1st Nisan [March 20th]
1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten (the fall of Jerusalem is thus fixed as happening in the 11th year of captivity. #11 in Biblical numerics = Disorder and judgment), in the selfsame day the hand (cp. 3:14) of the LORD (Yehovah) was upon me, and brought me there.
2 In the visions of God (cp. 1:1; 8:2; 43:3) brought He me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain (cp. 17:22,23. Isa. 2:2), upon which was as the structure of a city on the south.
3 And He brought me there, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.
4 And the man said to me, "Son of man (see 2:1), behold with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you; for to the intent that I might show them to you are you brought here: declare all that you see to the house of Israel."
F1 G 40:5-43. The Enclosures. H 40:44-46. The Priest's rooms. J 40:47. The Court. Its size and shape. G 40:48-41:26. The Inner House, or Temple. H 42:1-14. The Priest's rooms. J 42:15-20. The outer place. Its size and shape.
G K1 5-16. The Outer Wall and Gates. K2 17-43. The Outer and Inner Courts.
5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house (i.e. the Temple) round about, and in the man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured (in all the measurements the unit is 1/7th longer than Solomon's Temple, pointing to the 8th, the day of God. 7 speaks of completion. 8 speaks of a new beginning. In "the day of God: all things will be new) the breadth of the building (i.e. the wall and its contents), one reed; and the height, one reed.
6 Then came he to the gate which looks toward the east, and went up the stairs thereof, and measured the threshold of the gate, which was one reed broad; and the other threshold of the gate (viz. that mentioned in v.7), which was one reed broad.
7 And every chamber was one reed long, and one reed broad; and between the little chambers were five cubits; and the threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate within was one reed.
8 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed. (this verse may be a copyists error.)
9 Then measured he the porch of the gate, eight cubits; and the posts (or, projections or small turrets) thereof, two cubits; and the porch of the gate was inward.
10 And the little chambers of the gate eastward were three on this side, and three on that side; they three were of one measure: and the posts had one measure on this side and on that side.
11 And he measured the breadth of the entrance (or, doorway) of the gate, ten cubits; and the extent of the gate, thirteen cubits.
12 The space also before the chambers was one cubit on this side, and the border (or barrier, or parapet) was one cubit on that side: and the little chambers were six cubits on this side, and six cubits on that side.
13 He measured then the gate from the roof of one little chamber to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty cubits, entrance against entrance.
14 He measured also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the court round about the gate.
15 And from the front of the gate of the entrance to the face of the porch of the inner gate were fifty cubits.
16 And there were latticed windows (cp. 1 Kings 6:4) to the chambers, and to their posts within the gate round about, and likewise to the porches: and windows were round about within: and against each post were palm trees. (artificial. Cp. 41:18)
K2 L1 b1 17-22-. North Gate. The Outer Court. c1 -22. 7 steps. " d1 23. Opposite Inner Gate. " L2 b2 24,25. South Gate. " c2 26. 7 steps. " d2 27. Opposite Inner Gate. " L3 b3 28, South Gate. The Inner Court. c3 29,30. Chambers, &c. " d3 31. Porches. 8 steps. " L4 b4 32. East Gate. " c4 33. Chambers, &c. " d4 34. Porches. 8 steps. " L5 b5 35. North Gate. " c5 36. Chambers, &c. " d5 37-43. Porches. 8 steps. "
17 Then brought he me into the outward court, and, lo, there were chambers, and a pavement (stones arranged artificially) made for the court round about: thirty attachments (probably 10 on each of the 3 sides of the court, in clusters of 5 on each of the sides of the 3 gates) were upon the pavement.
18 And the pavement by the shoulder of the gates over against (or, all along) the length of the gates was the lower pavement.
19 Then he measured the breadth from the forefront of the lower gate to the forefront of the inner court from without, an hundred cubits eastward and northward.
20 And the gate of the outward court that looked toward the north, he measured the length thereof, and the breadth thereof.
21 And the chambers thereof were three on this side and three on that side; and the posts thereof and the arches thereof were after the measure of the first gate: the length thereof was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
22 And their windows, and their arches, and their palm trees, were after the measure of the gate that looks toward the east;
and they went up to it by seven steps (these are the steps to the outer gates, and distinct from the 8 of the inner court. Neither have anything to do with the 15 steps of the "Songs of Degrees". See 2 Kings 20:9); and the arches thereof were before them.
23 And the gate of the inner court was over against the gate toward the north, and toward the east; and he measured from gate to gate an hundred cubits.
24 After that he brought me toward the south, and behold a gate toward the south: and he measured the posts thereof and the arches thereof according to these measures.
25 And there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about, like those windows: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
26 And there were seven steps to go up to it, and the arches thereof were before them: and it had palm trees, one on this side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.
27 And there was a gate in the inner court toward the south: and he measured from gate to gate toward the south an hundred cubits.
28 And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate: and he measured the south gate according to these measures;
29 And the chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, according to these measures: and there were windows in it and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
30 And the arches round about were five and twenty cubits long, and five cubits broad.
31 And the arches thereof were toward the outer court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof: and the ascent to it had eight steps. (These were in the inner court. See v.22.)
32 And he brought me into the inner court toward the east: and he measured the gate according to these measures.
33 And the chambers thereof, and the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, were according to these measures: and there were windows therein and in the arches thereof round about: it was fifty cubits long, and five and twenty cubits broad.
34 And the arches thereof were toward the outward court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
35 And he brought me to the north gate, and measured it according to these measures;
36 The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was fifty cubits, and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
37 And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
38 And the chambers and the entries thereof were by the posts of the gates, where they washed (or, took out the entrails of) the burnt offering.
39 And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and two tables on that side, to slay thereon the burnt offering and the sin offering and the trespass offering.
40 And at the side without, as one goes up to the entry of the north gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which was at the porch of the gate, were two tables.
41 Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon their slayings of their sacrifices [were done].
42 And the four tables were of hewn stone (the other 8 [v.4] were probably of wood) for the burnt offering, of a cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad, and one cubit high: whereupon also they laid the instruments wherewith they slew the burnt offering and the sacrifice.
43 And within were the ranges, a hand broad, fastened round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering (= corban).
H e 44-. South. Prospect. Situation. f -44. North. Prospect. " e 45. South. Prospect. Use. f 46. North. Prospect. "
44 And without the inner gate were the chambers of the singers in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and their prospect was toward the south:
one at the side of the east gate having the prospect toward the north.
45 And he said to me, "This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.
46 And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok: those from among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to minister to Him."
47 So he measured the court, an hundred cubits long, and an hundred cubits broad, foursquare (cp. 48:20. Rev. 21;16); and the altar that was before the house.
G M g 40:48,49. The Porch. h 41:1-3. The Temple. N 41:4. The Most Holy Place. M g 41:5-11. The Porch. h 41:12-15. The Temple. N 41-15-26. The Most Holy Place.
48 And he brought me to the vestibule of the house, and measured each post of the porch, five cubits on this side, and five cubits on that side: and the breadth of the gate was three cubits on this side, and three cubits on that side.
49 The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits, and he brought me by the steps whereby they went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.