Measuring the perfect building 

Old Testament: Eze 41.13–17

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 41–42 on November 29, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

The man continued to measure the temple: 

So he measured the temple, one hundred cubits long; and the separating courtyard with the building and its walls was one hundred cubits long; also the width of the eastern face of the temple, including the separating courtyard, was one hundred cubits. He measured the length of the building behind it, facing the separating courtyard, with its galleries on the one side and on the other side, one hundred cubits, as well as the inner temple and the porches of the court, their doorposts and the beveled window frames. And the galleries all around their three stories opposite the threshold were paneled with wood from the ground to the windows—the windows were covered—from the space above the door, even to the inner room, as well as outside, and on every wall all around, inside and outside, by measure.

– Ezekiel 41.13–17 

What other structure in the Bible has such detail about its size and design revealed? To the Lord, this temple was or is very special. If it represents the true temple in heaven, then we can understand its perfection. If it represents the church, we can likewise understand its perfect, for the church is the body of Christ. 


  • What do you think of this temple? 
  • What do you think Ezekiel thought as he watched all this measuring? 

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