After that he brought me toward the south
Having taken the dimensions of the east and north gates, the prophet was had on the south side of the building: and behold a gate toward the south;
that led to the southern part of this fabric, and to the outward court there, exactly like the other two; there was no difference in them, which raised the prophet's wonder and attention; for, as Lipman F11 says, there was no outward court in the second temple, but to the east of the inward; and it did not encompass the other sides; and so the more wonderful: and he measured the posts thereof, and the arches thereof, according,
to these measures;
the measures of the east and north gates, which were just alike; for these all signified but one gateway or door into the church below, into heaven above, or into the presence of God here and hereafter, which is Christ, ( John 14:6 ) ( John 10:1 John 10:7 John 10:9 ) .
F11 Tzurath Beth Hamikdash, sect. 17.