Temple for Jerusalem

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Temple Measurements

vs6(KJV): Gate threshold -one reed broad (6 cubits), the other threshold, one reed. (6 cubits

vs5 (KJV+NIV): A wall on the outside the "House" round about is one measuring reed thick (breadth) and one reed high.

vs7(KJV+NIV): The chambers/alcoves are 6 by 6 cubits. The projections between chambers/alcoves are 5 cubits. The threshold of Gate is 1 reed deep. Note: The chambers (purple) are within the gate/wall structure. The 5m projections are between the post of the gates/wall.

vs8,9(KJV+NIV):Gate threshold/Porch within, is 1 reed (6 cubits). vs 9(KJV+NIV): The Portico/Porch of the gateway - 8 cubits, Jambs/Posts 2 cubits thick.

vs11(KJV+NIV): Gateway Entrance width is 10 cubits and length is 13 cubits.

Note: Because of the 10 cubit measurement, this applies to the sanctuary, not the carrying structure, as 10:20:5 is the ratio of the Solomonic Temple.

vs10(KJV): The Alcoves/Chambers were three on this side and that side, the Posts had one measure on this side and that side

vs12(KJV): The space before the chambers is 1 cubit on this side and that side. The chambers are 6 cubits on this side and that side. (NIV): In front of the Alcove, a 1 cubit high wall, Alcoves/Chambers are 6 cubits square. Note: This verse defines the 1 x 1 cubit structure itself, separate from the spaces created between the structure.

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vs13(KJV): The gate from the roof of the one chamber to the roof of another is a breadth of 25 cubits, door against door. (NIV): The Gateway measurement from top of rear wall of one alcove to top of opposite -25 cubits from 1 parapet opening to opposite one.

vs15(KJV+NIV): The distance from entrance of gateway to the end of the portico -50 cubits.

vs14(KJV): The Posts are of 3 score cubits even unto the post of the court around the gate. (NIV): Faces of projecting walls all around the inside of the gateway- 60 cubits.

vs17(KJV+NIV): There are 30 rooms along the pavement.


vs18(KJV): The pavement by the side of the gates over against the length of the gates is the lower pavement. (NIV): It abuts the sides of the gateways and is as wide as they are long: this is the lower pavement.

vs20-27: Repeat (multiple or copy- indicating pattern) of vs. 17-19. vs. 28-30: Repeat again

vs 31(KJV): The arches are toward the utter court; Palm trees are on their posts: and going up to it has eight steps. (NIV): Its portico faces the outer court, palm trees decorate its jambs, and eight steps lead up to it. vs 32-34: Repeat of pattern measurements.vs35-37: repeat.      

vs 38-43: Sacrificial tables with relation to washing spaces within gateway.


vs 44-46(KJV+NIV): The spaces of the Priesthood.

vs19(KJV): The breadth from the forefront of the lower gate unto the forefront of the inner court without, 100 cubits east and north. (NIV): The inside of the lower gateway to the outside of the inner court, 100 cubits on the east and the north.

vs48 (KJV): the Porch of the House, each post measures 5 cubits this side and that; and the breadth of the gate is 3 cubits this side and that.

(NIV): Portico of the Temple, their jambs is 5 cubits wide on either side. The width of the Entrance is 14 cubits and its projecting walls are 3 cubits on either side.


vs 49(KJV): The length of the porch is 20 cubits, breadth 11 cubits. The steps go up to it. There are pillars by the posts. (NIV): Portico was 20 cubits wide and 12 cubits from front to back. It was reached by a flight of stairs and there were pillars on either side of the jambs.

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vs47(KJV+NIV): The Courtyard, 100 by 100 cubits and the Altar are there before the House.


Note: The courtyard of 100 square is before the Altar, which is before the House. This is part of the vertical hierarchy.


vs2(KJV): G-D brought me to the Land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain by which was as the frame of a city. (NIV): ...very high mountain, on whose south side were some buildings that looked like a city.