The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleEzekiel 41:21
The posts of the temple were squared…
"foursquare" F14; the two posts on each side the door, the lintel and
the threshold, made a square; the posts themselves were not round, as
pillars, but flat and square; and the upper part was not arched, as in
some buildings, but square. Jarchi says he had heard that the posts of
Solomon's temple were foursquare; but that is not certain; however,
these were. The Vulgate Latin version renders it "four cornered"; as
doors formerly were: this was the ancient way of building, as Philander
F15 observes; almost everything in this wonderful building was
foursquare; denoting the firmness, stability, and perfection of all
things in it:
and the face of the sanctuary; the appearance of the one as the
appearance of the other;
that is, the front of the holy of holies was
like that of the temple; they both had the same appearance, though one
was larger than another. The posts of the one were squared, even as the
posts of the other; showing that the same is the way of entrance into
the Gospel church and into the New Jerusalem church state, and even
into the heavenly glory, which is Christ; and, whether in the less or
more perfect state of the church on earth, there are the same precious
faith, and love, and communion, though different degrees. The Targum
``and the face of the house of the propitiatory; and its
appearance as the appearance of its glory;''
which Jarchi interprets, as the appearance of the throne of glory, seen
by the prophet at the river Chebar, (Ezekiel 1:26-28) .
F14 (hebr) "quadratus", Montanus, Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius,
F15 Not. in Vitruvium de Architect. l. 4. c. 6. p. 153.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 41:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=eze&chapter=041&verse=021>. 1999.