we are reading from Ezekiel 40:16-23. Last time about how God measures in complete numbers. So partial information here: East Gate to Outer Court. You can read more in my Ezekiel Studies here and here.
The Lord continues to show Ezekiel what the temple city would look like. First he takes him through the outer court.
17 Then he brought me into the outer court. And behold, there were chambers and a pavement, all around the court. Thirty chambers faced the pavement. 18 And the pavement ran along the side of the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates. This was the lower pavement. 19 Then he measured the distance from the inner front of the lower gate to the outer front of the inner court, a hundred cubits on the east side and on the north side.
And then through the North Gate.
20 As for the gate that faced toward the north, belonging to the outer court, he measured its length and its breadth. 21 Its side rooms, three on either side, and its jambs and its vestibule were of the same size as those of the first gate. Its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty-five cubits. 22 And its windows, its vestibule, and its palm trees were of the same size as those of the gate that faced toward the east. And by seven steps people would go up to it, and find its vestibule before them. 23 And opposite the gate on the north, as on the east, was a gate to the inner court. And he measured from gate to gate, a hundred cubits.
I have to wonder…what is the point of all this measuring? The temple had been built already. Why is seeing this so important?
I’m getting curious…
Do you have insight reader? What do you think is the point of seeing the building and knowing all the measurements of it.
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