The two chambers in the inner court (Ezek 40:44-40:44)

“Then he brought me

Into the inner court.

There were

Two chambers.

On the outside

Of the inner gateway

There were chambers

For the singers

In the inner court.

One was at the side

Of the north gate.

Facing south.

The other at the side

Of the east gate,

facing north.”

Finally, the bronze man took Ezekiel into the inner court itself. There were two chambers in this inner court for the singers or cantors. One was by the north gate facing south, while the other was at the east gate facing north.

The inner court on the north side (Ezek 40:35-40:35)

“Then he brought me

To the north gate.

He measured it.

It had the same dimensions

As the others.”

Next, the bronze man brought Ezekiel back to the northern gate, but this time it was to the northern inner court. He measured it as usual, as he found that it had the same dimensions as the others.

The inner court on the east side (Ezek 40:32-40:32)

“Then he brought me

To the inner court

On the east side.

He measured

The gate.

It was

Of the same dimensions

As the others.”

Having finished with the outer and inner courts on the south side, the bronze man returned with Ezekiel to the east side. This time, he brought Ezekiel into the inner court on this east side. He measured the eastern gate to find out that this gate was the same size as the other gates.

 

The vestibule gateway measurements (Ezek 40:8-40:11)

“Then he measured

The inner vestibule

Of the gateway,

One cubit.

Then he measured

The vestibule

Of the gateway,

Eight cubits.

It pilasters were

Two cubits.

The vestibule

Of the gate

Was at the inner end.

There were

Three recesses

On either side

Of the east gate.

The three were

The same size.

The pilasters

On either side were

The same size.

Then he measured

The width

Of the opening

Of the gateway,

Ten cubits.

The width

Of the gateway was

Thirteen cubits.”

Once again, the bronze man continued with his symmetrical measurements. Somehow the inner vestibule was only 1 cubit or less than 2 feet. However, the whole vestibule of this gateway was 8 cubits or about 13 feet. The pilasters or supporting posts at the inner end were only 2 cubits or about 5 feet. There were 3 recesses or alcoves, all the same size, on either side of the east gate, with the supporting posts the same size also. Now the opening width was 10 cubits or about 16 feet, while the gateway was wider about 13 cubits, about 21 feet wide.