|Overview - Ezekiel 43|
|1||The returning of the glory of God into the temple.|
|7||The sin of Israel hindered God's presence.|
|10||The prophet exhorts them to repentance, and observation of the law of the house.|
|18||and the ordinances of the altar.|
Ezekiel 43:14 (King James Version)
And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit.
- the lower settle
- These settles were ledges by which the altar was narrowed towards the top; and the whole of it may thus be computed:--
- Hence the upper part of the altar was only twelve cubits square (ver. 16,) the upper settle, or ledge, being in all fourteen cubits, (ver. 17,) deducting two cubits from its dimensions. Though this altar was the same in height, and breadth with that of Solomon, yet it differed materially from it in having settles or ledges; on which the priests walked round the altar, to officiate in offering sacrifices.