November 29, 2007

Ezekiel 41-42 - The Most Holy Place

From today's Bible reading:

Ezekiel 41:

Then he brought me to the nave and measured the jambs.

On each side six cubits was the breadth of the jambs. And the breadth of the entrance was ten cubits, and the sidewalls of the entrance were five cubits on either side. And he measured the length of the nave, forty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits. Then he went into the inner room and measured the jambs of the entrance, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits; and the sidewalls on either side of the entrance, seven cubits. And he measured the length of the room, twenty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits, across the nave.

And he said to me, This is the Most Holy Place.

(I'm skipping most of this chapter like I did yesterday, too, because it's a lot of detail. It's quite interesting though, and the kind of architecture that an architect would love to study, model, draw up, etc.)

Ezekiel 42:

Then he said to me, The north chambers and the south chambers opposite the yard are the holy chambers, where the priests who approach the LORD shall eat the most holy offerings. There they shall put the most holy offerings—the grain offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering—for the place is holy.

(Our sacrifices go into a holy place!)

When the priests enter the Holy Place, they shall not go out of it into the outer court without laying there the garments in which they minister, for these are holy. They shall put on other garments before they go near to that which is for the people.

Now when he had finished measuring the interior of the temple area, he led me out by the gate that faced east, and measured the temple area all around.
  • He measured the east side with the measuring reed, 500 cubits by the measuring reed all around.
  • He measured the north side, 500 cubits by the measuring reed all around.
  • He measured the south side, 500 cubits by the measuring reed.
  • Then he turned to the west side and measured, 500 cubits by the measuring reed.
He measured it on the four sides. It had a wall around it, 500 cubits long and 500 cubits broad, to make a separation between the holy and the common.

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