The raised platform foundations (Ezek 41:8-41:11)

“I saw also

That the temple had

A raised platform

All around.

The foundations

Of the side chambers

Measured a full reed

Of six long cubits.

The thickness

Of the outer wall

Of the side chambers was

Five cubits.

The free space

Between the side chambers

Of the temple

With the chambers

Of the court

Was a width

Of twenty cubits

All around the temple

On every side.

The side chambers opened

Into the area left free.

One door was

Toward the north.

Another door was

Toward the south.

The width

Of the part

That was left free

Was five cubits all around.”

Then Ezekiel explained that he saw a raised platform all around the base or the foundations of these side rooms or chambers. Once again, he went into detail about the size of these items. This platform foundation measured 6 cubits or about 10 feet. The outer walls of these chambers were fairly thick, 5 cubits or about 8 feet wide. There was a free space between these Temple small rooms and the chambers in the court of 20 cubits, or about 35 feet, all around the Temple. There also was an open space in front of the small chamber doors on the north side and the south side of 5 cubits or 8 feet wide.

The stairway (Ezek 41:7-41:7)

“The passageway

Of the side chambers

Widened

From story to story.

This structure had

A stairway

All around the temple.

For this reason

The structure

Became wider

From story to story.

One ascended

From the bottom story

To the top story

By way of the middle story.”

Of course, there was a way to get from one story of these 30 rooms to the other story of this 3-story section of side rooms that were all around the Temple. This passageway widened from the lowest story to the highest story. There was a set of stairs all around the Temple. Thus, you ascended to the highest story from the lowest story via the middle story.