And from the bottom upon the ground, even to the lower settle,
&c.] From the basis or foundation of the altar, as it stood upon the ground, to the lower settle or "court" F23, as it is called, where the priests stood; and in which they could walk round the altar, to do their business: shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit;
that is, two cubits high, and one broad: and from the lesser settle or court, to the greater settle or court,
shall be four cubits, and, the breadth one cubit;
the lowermost settle is called the lesser, not in quantity, but in height, it being but two cubits high from the ground; but the upper settle was four cubits from that, and one broad, for the priests to walk on round about; in all six cubits from the bottom.
F23 (hrzeh) "atrium auxilii", Montanus.