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And behold, there was a wall on the outside of the house of God all around, and in the man’s hand was a measuring reed six cubits long, each cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth.a And he measured the thickness of the wall, one reed, and the height, one reed. Bible
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About 10.5 feet.

“a wall on the outside of the house of God.” The angel took Ezekiel north of the Millennial Jerusalem to the Temple, which was higher up on Mount Zion (on the top of Mount Zion). The Hebrew text, using common language, simply calls the Temple, “the house,” but that could easily be misunderstood by the modern reader. Many versions simply change “house” to “Temple,” but that loses some of the meaning, and also obscures verses such as Acts 2:2, where the Temple of God is called “the house.” Our solution was to put “of God” in italics.


Commentary for: Ezekiel 40:5