Wider as they went up

Ezekiel Bible Background

11.29.2015 Old Testament: Eze 41.5–7

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 41–42 on November 29, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

The temple that the Lord showed Ezekiel had some interesting rooms that surrounded the temple,

Next, he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits. The width of each side chamber all around the temple was four cubits on every side. The side chambers were in three stories, one above the other, thirty chambers in each story; they rested on ledges which were for the side chambers all around, that they might be supported, but not fastened to the wall of the temple. As one went up from story to story, the side chambers became wider all around, because their supporting ledges in the wall of the temple ascended like steps; therefore the width of the structure increased as one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the middle one (Ezekiel 41.5–7). 

The side chambers got wider as they went up, but the overhang was supported. What does all this mean? I do not know, and if you search through commentaries, you will see that most of them do not know either. Yet, the Lord preserved this vision in the Scriptures for Christians to contemplate. What do you get out of it?

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