He made also posts of threescore cubits
Jerom thinks, that between the outward wall which surrounded this building, and the building itself, these posts or pillars were placed for ornament, which took up the space of sixty cubits; but rather these design the posts or columns of the gate, which supported the arch over it, on which were rooms or stories, and these were sixty cubits high; for of their height is this measure to be understood. So the Targum,
``and he made posts, sixty cubits was their height;''in the Targum, in the Polyglot Bible by Montanus, it is,
``and he made sixty posts, their height a cubit:''and to this agree Jarchi and Kimchi; these were thirty five yards high, the height of the temple ordered to be built by Cyrus, ( Ezra 6:3 ) . The man that measured is said to "make" these posts, he being the builder as well as the measurer of this edifice; and might be said to make these as, by measuring, he pointed out the size and proportion of them: these posts may design the true members of Gospel churches, such who are pillars in the house of God; of which see more on ( Ezekiel 40:16 ) , compare the phrase of "making" these posts or pillars with ( Revelation 3:12 ) : even unto the post of the court round about the gate;
that is, there was the same measure to every post or pillar in every court, at every gate round about; at the southern and northern gates, as at this eastern one; they were all exactly of the same measure as the posts in this; so Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it.