Then the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub
Or, "cherubim"; those that were upon the mercy seat, between which the Shechinah or glorious majesty of God dwelt, in the most holy place: this is a token and intimation of the Lord's leaving of the temple; and a little before the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, to which this vision chiefly, if not together, refers, a voice was heard in the temple,
``let us go hence F2:''[and stood] over the threshold of the house;
either of the holy of holies, from whence he was removing; or rather of the holy place, the court of the priests, the inward court, and so open to the outward court, and view of the people in it: and the house was filled with the cloud;
the temple, being forsaken of God, was filled with darkness; as an emblem of that blindness which is come upon the Jews, and will continue on them till the fulness of the Gentiles brought in: and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord's glory;
either the inward court, as the glory of the Lord passed through it, from the holy of holies; or rather the outward court, of which mention is made in ( Ezekiel 10:4 ) ; the glory of the Lord being on the threshold Of the house, which looked towards that, and so enlightened it. This outward court signifies the Gentiles; who, when the Lord removed from the Jewish nation and people, were favoured with the glorious light of the Gospel, and ordinances of Christ; whereby they were enlightened, and filled with the knowledge of the Lord; with the knowledge of him, who is the brightness of his father's glory, and the express image of his person; so through the fall of the Jews salvation came to the Gentiles, ( Romans 11:11 Romans 11:12 ) .
F2 Josephus de Bello Judaeorum, l. 6. c. 5, sect. 3.