Luke said that just then (καὶ ἰδοὺ), some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a bed or mat (ἄνδρες φέροντες ἐπὶ κλίνης ἄνθρωπον ὃς ἦν παραλελυμένος). They were trying to bring him into the house (καὶ ἐζήτουν αὐτὸν εἰσενεγκεῖν). They wanted to lay him before Jesus (καὶ θεῖναι ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ). Mark, chapter 2:2-3, and Matthew, chapter 9:2, have something similar. Mark said that so many people gathered around Jesus’ house that there was no longer room or space for them there, not even in front of the door. Jesus was preaching the word to them. Only Mark mentioned that 4 men were carrying a paralyzed man. Matthew simply said that some people brought this paralyzed man to Jesus on a bed. They were trying to bring a paralyzed man for Jesus to cure him.
This is unique to Mark, but not unusual. Mark said that so many people gathered around his house (καὶ συνήχθησαν πολλοὶ) that there was no longer room or space for them there (ὥστε μηκέτι χωρεῖν), not even in front of the door (μηδὲ τὰ πρὸς τὴν θύραν). He was preaching the word to them (καὶ ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς τὸν λόγον). Once again, there was not a specific message here in Mark, just the word in general.
The Bible is the record of the Hebrew people and early Christians. These human authors worked under the influence of God’s Spirit and at the same time under the influence of their community and culture. Why these words? Christians believe that this is God’s meaning in human words in content and message. The cultural history and empirical science was true for their particular time. History is always an interpretation. Science is always experimenting finding new ways to do things. The divine message of God transcends time and space, since it has an eternal ring to it that goes beyond the human authors and their words.
As usual, Ezekiel was very detailed in his descriptions. The bronze man continued to measure various things on the eastern vestibule of the Temple. All the measurements were exactly the same, one reed or 10 feet. The only exception was the space between the recesses or alcoves that was only 5 cubits or about 8 feet. Otherwise, the threshold of the gate was also 10 feet. The recesses or alcoves were symmetrical, 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep.