Thus, he introduces the temple vision with words that show the historical temple no longer exists. Now when he had made an end of measuring the inner house, he brought me forth toward the gate whose prospect is toward the east, and measured it round about. ( Log Out / Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Director of GoodBirth Ministries, a Christian educational ministry. Now when he finished measuring the inner temple; he brought me out by the way of the gate whose view is toward the east, and measured it all around.
Author of about thirty books, mostly on eschatology. View all posts by Kenneth Gentry. Compare 1 Kings 6:3-16, with Ezekiel 41:2, etc. Ezekiel’s temple will be built after Jesus Christ returns.” In Rev 11:2 John is told to measure the temple & alter, but not the outer court.. why couldn’t this be Ezekiel’s Temple in that the Jews build & the outer court (& much larger surrounding wall, 1 mile square) be built in the Millennium? Married (1971) with three children and six grandchildren (three of them left-handed!). Ezekiel’s prophecy expressly tells us that Israel has been attacked and destroyed.
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular, To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent, Extension, height, breadth, a measure, a portion, a vestment, tribute, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular, Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that, Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT Prophets: Ezekiel 42:15 Now when he had made an end (Ezek.
Please consider the following response. The clear implication is that the temple is standing but is in danger.
You argue that John must be measuring an actual, historical temple in Rev 11:1-2. Thanks for your perceptive question. But in Revelation there is no indication that he is having a vision of a future rebuilt temple. GOD'S WORD® Translation When the man had finished measuring the inner part of the temple area, he led me out through the east gate. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Furthermore in Eze 40 where Ezekiel begins the measuring, he opens this vision with: “In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was taken, on that same day the hand of the Lord was upon me and He brought me there” (Ezekiel 40:1). So he measured the house, an hundred cubits long; and the separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, an hundred cubits long; Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular, Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular, Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular, OT Prophets: Ezekiel 41:13 So he measured the house one hundred (Ezek.
Ezekiel 43:1-3. ( Log Out / Ezekiel 41:14 The width of the temple courtyard on the east, including the front of the temple, was a hundred cubits. “Then he led me to the gate, the gate facing toward the east; and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east. And the visions were like the vision which I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell on my face. This suggests that the temple does not need to exist for John to measure it. R.L.T, Nashville, TN. In the prophet Ezekiel’s description of a visionary temple in chapters 40-47, the words “measure,” “measured,” and “measures” are prominent. Retired Presbyterian pastor, having served for 37 years in three conservative denominations. Eze Ezk) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. Just before this prophecy of the measuring, Ezekiel is promised by God: “Therefore thus says the Lord God, “‘Now I shall restore the fortunes of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I shall be jealous for My holy name'” (Ezekiel 39:25).
Consequently, even a surface reading of Ezekiel repeatedly reminds the reader that the city (and thus the temple) is destroyed and the people exiled. This is an area 50 by 50 miles, or about 2,500 square miles. On comparing the Books of Kings and Chronicles with this prophet, we shall find the same dimensions in the parts described by both; for instance, the temple, or place which comprehended the sanctuary, the holy place, and the vestibule or porch before the temple, is found to measure equally the same both in Ezekiel and the Kings. Eze Ezk) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. On building the temple of David, see the note with Amos 9. They were just not being careful to "measure" its meaning.
Everyone knows that the temple was destroyed in these events. And it was like the appearance of the vision which I saw, like the vision which I saw when He came to destroy the city. ( Log Out / The reed that is used to measure the temple in Revelation 11:1 is defined specifically in Ezekiel 40:5 KJV, which says, “a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth.” That is, a reed is “six great cubits” (Ezekiel 41:8 KJV) or “six long cubits” (NASB). Why wasn’t Nero considered an option in antiquity? The frequency of the words is as follows: “measure,” 10 times; “measured,” 32 times; “measures,” 9 times.