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Ezekiel 48:8

Ezekiel 48:8

And by the border of Judah, from the east side unto the west
side, shall be the offering
Or the oblation of a holy portion of the land unto the Lord before made mention of, ( Ezekiel 45:1 ) this was close by the tribe of Judah, and in the same direction with that and the rest of the tribes, proceeding in length from east to west: this takes in the whole allotted to the sanctuary, the priests, the Levites, the city, and the prince; each of which are taken notice of in the following verses: which they shall offer of five and twenty thousand reeds in breadth;
from north to south; which makes, as the Jews F21 say, seventy five miles; some make it seventy seven, and others more: and in length as one of the other parts, from the east side unto the
west side;
that is, equal to one of the portions allotted to anyone of the tribes, which were alike: what this measure was is not said, but was the same with the breadth; since the whole oblation was five and twenty thousand by five and twenty thousand, ( Ezekiel 48:20 ) : and the sanctuary shall be in the midst thereof;
of the holy portion of land; see ( Ezekiel 45:3 ) , not in the tribe of Judah or Benjamin; nor in the city of Jerusalem, as before; but many miles from thence.


FOOTNOTES:

F21 Jarchi & Kimchi in loc. e Siphri; so Lipman. Tzurath Beth Hamikdash, fol. 1. 1.
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