Ezekiel 48:30

Overview - Ezekiel 48
The portions of the twelve tribes;
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.
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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.