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He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.
side [heb] wind
the measuring reed Estimating the reed at
500 reeds will be nearly equal to a mile; so that from this statement we find the temple with its outbuildings, was built on a square, nearly an English mile on each side, and four miles in circumference, This not only far exceeds the size of Solomon's temple, or that after the captivity, which was only
500 cubits, or a furlong, on each side, and exactly half a mile in circuit; but is nearly equal to the whole extent of Jerusalem itself, which, when greatest, was but
33 furlongs in circumference, somewhat less that
4:25 miles. This seems clearly to intimate, that the vision cannot be explained of any temple that has hitherto been built, or indeed of any literal temple, but figuratively and mystically of the spiritual temple, the church under the gospel, and its spiritual glory.
Ezekiel 40:3 And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass...
Zechariah 2:1 I lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.
Revelation 11:1,2 And there was given me a reed like to a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar...
Strong's ConcordanceHe measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.
Topical BibleCubits East Hundred Measure Measured Measuring Measuring-reed Reed Reeds Rod Round
Ezekiel Chapter 42 Verse 16
Alphabetical: by cubits east five He hundred it measured measuring on reed reeds rod side the was with
OT Prophets: Ezekiel 42:16 He measured on the east side (Ezek. Eze Ezk)