Ezekiel in this and the next chapter continues his
description of the Third Temple. We have little to say at the moment on these
matters only that we hope that the Temple will be rebuilt shortly. We have
also pointed out from time to time the possibility that the return of the
Ten Tribes, and especially of Joseph, is connected with the rebuilding of
the Third Temple. This is also the opinion of the Midrash, and of various
commentators, as we have pointed out from time to time. A prerequisite
for the return of the Lost Ten Tribes is their correct identification. They,
themselves, must know who they are and Judah must also be made aware of this
fact. Brit-Am is doing what it can in this regard and is in a unique position
to do very much more. Help Brit-Am: By helping Brit-Am you will be fulfilling
the will of the Almighty as expressed in the Bible. You will be furthering
awareness of the inner truth we all subconsciously recognize. You will be
helping us and yourself and all our peoples. And Brit-Am is indeed in need
[Ezekiel 41:1] AFTERWARD HE BROUGHT ME TO THE
TEMPLE, AND MEASURED THE POSTS, SIX CUBITS BROAD ON THE ONE SIDE, AND
SIX CUBITS BROAD ON THE OTHER SIDE, WHICH WAS THE BREADTH OF THE TABERNACLE.
[Ezekiel 41:2] AND THE BREADTH OF THE DOOR WAS TEN CUBITS; AND THE SIDES
OF THE DOOR WERE FIVE CUBITS ON THE ONE SIDE, AND FIVE CUBITS ON THE OTHER
SIDE: AND HE MEASURED THE LENGTH THEREOF, FORTY CUBITS: AND THE BREADTH,
[Ezekiel 41:3] THEN WENT HE INWARD, AND MEASURED THE POST OF THE DOOR,
TWO CUBITS; AND THE DOOR, SIX CUBITS; AND THE BREADTH OF THE DOOR, SEVEN
[Ezekiel 41:4] SO HE MEASURED THE LENGTH THEREOF, TWENTY CUBITS; AND
THE BREADTH, TWENTY CUBITS, BEFORE THE TEMPLE: AND HE SAID UNTO ME,
THIS IS THE MOST HOLY PLACE.
[Ezekiel 41:5] AFTER HE MEASURED THE WALL OF THE HOUSE, SIX CUBITS;
AND THE BREADTH OF EVERY SIDE CHAMBER, FOUR CUBITS, ROUND ABOUT THE HOUSE
ON EVERY SIDE.
[Ezekiel 41:6] AND THE SIDE CHAMBERS WERE THREE, ONE OVER ANOTHER, AND
THIRTY IN ORDER; AND THEY ENTERED INTO THE WALL WHICH WAS OF THE HOUSE
FOR THE SIDE CHAMBERS ROUND ABOUT, THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE HOLD, BUT THEY HAD
NOT HOLD IN THE WALL OF THE HOUSE.
[Ezekiel 41:7] AND THERE WAS AN ENLARGING, AND A WINDING ABOUT STILL
UPWARD TO THE SIDE CHAMBERS: FOR THE WINDING ABOUT OF THE HOUSE WENT STILL
UPWARD ROUND ABOUT THE HOUSE: THEREFORE THE BREADTH OF THE HOUSE WAS STILL
UPWARD, AND SO INCREASED FROM THE LOWEST CHAMBER TO THE HIGHEST BY THE MIDST.
[Ezekiel 41:8] I SAW ALSO THE HEIGHT OF THE HOUSE ROUND ABOUT: THE FOUNDATIONS
OF THE SIDE CHAMBERS WERE A FULL REED OF SIX GREAT CUBITS.
[Ezekiel 41:9] THE THICKNESS OF THE WALL, WHICH WAS FOR THE SIDE CHAMBER
WITHOUT, WAS FIVE CUBITS: AND THAT WHICH WAS LEFT WAS THE PLACE OF
THE SIDE CHAMBERS THAT WERE WITHIN.
[Ezekiel 41:10] AND BETWEEN THE CHAMBERS WAS THE WIDENESS OF TWENTY CUBITS ROUND ABOUT THE HOUSE ON EVERY SIDE.
[Ezekiel 41:11] AND THE DOORS OF THE SIDE CHAMBERS WERE TOWARD THE PLACE
THAT WAS LEFT, ONE DOOR TOWARD THE NORTH, AND ANOTHER DOOR TOWARD THE
SOUTH: AND THE BREADTH OF THE PLACE THAT WAS LEFT WAS FIVE CUBITS
[Ezekiel 41:12] NOW THE BUILDING THAT WAS BEFORE THE SEPARATE PLACE
AT THE END TOWARD THE WEST WAS SEVENTY CUBITS BROAD; AND THE WALL OF
THE BUILDING WAS FIVE CUBITS THICK ROUND ABOUT, AND THE LENGTH THEREOF
[Ezekiel 41:13] SO HE MEASURED THE HOUSE, AN HUNDRED CUBITS LONG; AND
THE SEPARATE PLACE, AND THE BUILDING, WITH THE WALLS THEREOF, AN HUNDRED
[Ezekiel 41:14] ALSO THE BREADTH OF THE FACE OF THE HOUSE, AND OF THE
SEPARATE PLACE TOWARD THE EAST, AN HUNDRED CUBITS.
[Ezekiel 41:15] AND HE MEASURED THE LENGTH OF THE BUILDING OVER AGAINST
THE SEPARATE PLACE WHICH WAS BEHIND IT, AND THE GALLERIES THEREOF
ON THE ONE SIDE AND ON THE OTHER SIDE, AN HUNDRED CUBITS, WITH THE
INNER TEMPLE, AND THE PORCHES OF THE COURT;
[Ezekiel 41:16] THE DOOR POSTS, AND THE NARROW WINDOWS, AND THE GALLERIES
ROUND ABOUT ON THEIR THREE STORIES, OVER AGAINST THE DOOR, CIELED WITH
WOOD ROUND ABOUT, AND FROM THE GROUND UP TO THE WINDOWS, AND THE WINDOWS
[Ezekiel 41:17] TO THAT ABOVE THE DOOR, EVEN UNTO
THE INNER HOUSE, AND WITHOUT, AND BY THE ENTIRE WALL ROUND ABOUT WITHIN AND
WITHOUT, BY MEASURE.
[Ezekiel 41:18] AND IT WAS MADE WITH CHERUBIMS AND PALM TREES, SO THAT
A PALM TREE WAS BETWEEN A CHERUB AND A CHERUB; AND EVERY CHERUB HAD TWO FACES;
<<CHERUBIMS>>: These are angels.
[Ezekiel 41:19] SO THAT THE FACE OF A MAN WAS TOWARD
THE PALM TREE ON THE ONE SIDE, AND THE FACE OF A YOUNG LION TOWARD THE PALM
TREE ON THE OTHER SIDE: IT WAS MADE THROUGH ALL THE HOUSE ROUND ABOUT.
Each cherub had two faces (a face of a lion and a face of man) pointing in
different directions. The whole length of the walls was decorated with
these two-faced cherubs insterpersed with the figure of palm trees
[Ezekiel 41:20] FROM THE GROUND UNTO ABOVE THE DOOR WERE CHERUBIMS AND PALM TREES MADE, AND ON THE WALL OF THE TEMPLE.
[Ezekiel 41:21] THE POSTS OF THE TEMPLE WERE SQUARED, AND THE FACE OF
THE SANCTUARY; THE APPEARANCE OF THE ONE AS THE APPEARANCE OF
[Ezekiel 41:22] THE ALTAR OF WOOD WAS THREE CUBITS HIGH, AND THE LENGTH
THEREOF TWO CUBITS; AND THE CORNERS THEREOF, AND THE LENGTH THEREOF, AND
THE WALLS THEREOF, WERE OF WOOD: AND HE SAID UNTO ME, THIS IS THE TABLE
THAT IS BEFORE THE LORD.
To understand this prophecy properly one should really obtain illustrations
such as are available in books of Commentary.
<< THIS IS THE TABLE THAT IS BEFORE THE LORD>>: The Temple will be rebuilt
in Jerusalem and God will make His presence apparent there. Every place is
different and has its own character. God can be found anywhere but
nevertheless the world was so made that in certain places Divine
Inspiration would be easier to obtain.
[Ezekiel 41:23] AND THE TEMPLE AND THE SANCTUARY HAD TWO DOORS.
[Ezekiel 41:24] AND THE DOORS HAD TWO LEAVES APIECE, TWO TURNING LEAVES;
TWO LEAVES FOR THE ONE DOOR, AND TWO LEAVES FOR THE OTHER DOOR.
[Ezekiel 41:25] AND THERE WERE MADE ON THEM, ON THE DOORS OF THE TEMPLE,
CHERUBIMS AND PALM TREES, LIKE AS WERE MADE UPON THE WALLS; AND
THERE WERE THICK PLANKS UPON THE FACE OF THE PORCH WITHOUT.
[Ezekiel 41:26] AND THERE WERE NARROW WINDOWS AND PALM TREES ON THE
ONE SIDE AND ON THE OTHER SIDE, ON THE SIDES OF THE PORCH, AND UPON THE SIDE
CHAMBERS OF THE HOUSE, AND THICK PLANKS.
<<NARROW WINDOWS>>: Should be more correctly translated from the Hebrew as closed windows.