Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
|Overview - Ezekiel 48|
| 1 ||The portions of the twelve tribes; |
| 8 ||of the sanctuary; |
|15 ||of the city and suburbs; |
|21 ||and of the prince. |
|23 ||The portions of the twelve tribes. |
|30 ||The dimensions and gates of the city. |
Ezekiel 48:30 (King James Version)
And these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures.
- the goings
- Ezekiel 48:16 Ezekiel 48:32-35 ; Revelation 21:16
- It is certainly most obvious to interpret these measures, not of cubits, but of the measuring reed which the prophet's conductor had in his hand; according to which, the city would be about thirty-six miles in circumference, and nine miles on each side of the square; which was nearly nine times larger than the greatest extent to which Jerusalem ever attained, (See on ver
- 15; ch. 42:16 .) The large dimensions of the city
- and land were perhaps intended to intimate the extensive and glorious propagation of the gospel in the times predicted; and the land was not called Canaan, nor the city Jerusalem, probably because they were figurative of spiritual blessings to the church and to Israel.