Then the man took me into the outer courtyard and led me to a building on the north side of the Temple, not far from the building at the west end of the Temple.
This building was 168 feet long and 84 feet wide.
On one side it faced the space 34 feet wide which was alongside the Temple, and on the other side it faced the pavement of the outer courtyard. It was built on three levels, each one set further back than the one below it.
Along the north side of this building was a passageway 16 feet wide and 168 feet long, with entrances on that side.
The rooms at the upper level of the building were narrower than those at the middle and lower levels because they were set further back.
The rooms at all three levels were on terraces and were not supported by columns like the other buildings in the courtyard.
At the lower level the outer wall of the building was solid for 84 feet, half its length; and there were rooms in the remaining 84 feet. At the top level there were rooms in the entire length of the building.
Below these rooms at the east end of the building, where the wall of the courtyard began, there was an entrance into the outer courtyard. At the south side of the Temple there was an identical building not far from the building at the west end of the Temple.