I saw a wall completely surrounding the temple area. The length of the measuring rod in the man's hand was six long cubits, each of which was a cubita and a handbreadth.b He measured1 the wall; it was one measuring rod thick and one rod high.
Then he went to the gate facing east.2 He climbed its steps and measured the threshold of the gate; it was one rod deep.c7
The alcoves3 for the guards were one rod long and one rod wide, and the projecting walls between the alcoves were five cubits thick. And the threshold of the gate next to the portico facing the temple was one rod deep.
Then he measured the portico of the gateway;
itd was eight cubits deep and its jambs were two cubits thick. The portico of the gateway faced the temple.
Inside the east gate were three alcoves on each side; the three had the same measurements, and the faces of the projecting walls on each side had the same measurements.
Then he measured the width of the entrance to the gateway; it was ten cubits and its length was thirteen cubits.
In front of each alcove was a wall one cubit high, and the alcoves were six cubits square.
Then he measured the gateway from the top of the rear wall of one alcove to the top of the opposite one; the distance was twenty-five cubits from one parapet opening to the opposite one.
He measured along the faces of the projecting walls all around the inside of the gateway--sixty cubits. The measurement was up to the porticoe facing the courtyard.f415
The distance from the entrance of the gateway to the far end of its portico was fifty cubits.
The alcoves and the projecting walls inside the gateway were surmounted by narrow parapet openings all around, as was the portico; the openings all around faced inward. The faces of the projecting walls were decorated with palm trees.5