There were pegs, one handbreadth long, fastened all around the inside. And on the tables the flesh of the offering was to be laid.
On the outside of the inner gateway there were chambers for the singers in the inner court, one a at the side of the north gate facing south, the other at the side of the east gate facing north.
He said to me, "This chamber that faces south is for the priests who have charge of the temple,
and the chamber that faces north is for the priests who have charge of the altar; these are the descendants of Zadok, who alone among the descendants of Levi may come near to the Lord to minister to him."
He measured the court, one hundred cubits deep, and one hundred cubits wide, a square; and the altar was in front of the temple.
Then he brought me to the vestibule of the temple and measured the pilasters of the vestibule, five cubits on either side; and the width of the gate was fourteen cubits; and the sidewalls of the gate were three cubits b on either side.
The depth of the vestibule was twenty cubits, and the width twelve c cubits; ten steps led up d to it; and there were pillars beside the pilasters on either side.
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