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Ezekiel 40:14

    Ezekiel 40:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto the post of the court round about the gate.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He made also posts of three score cubits, even to the post of the court round about the gate.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He made also posts, threescore cubits; and the court reached unto the posts, round about the gate.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he took the measure of the covered way, twenty cubits; and opening from the covered way of the doorway was the open square round about.

    Webster's Revision

    He made also posts, threescore cubits; and the court reached unto the posts, round about the gate.

    World English Bible

    He made also posts, sixty cubits; and the court [reached] to the posts, around the gate.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He made also posts, threescore cubits; and the court reached unto the post, the gate being round about.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 40:14

    Post - A runner; courier.
    Threescore - Sixty.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 40:14

    Posts of threescore cubits - Sixty cubits were the length of a series of columns. This gives us another feature of the gate-building. Between the porch (E) and the two most western guard-chambers was a space of five cubits (through which the road passed), forming a kind of hall with columns along the sides. This hall is called the "arches" Ezekiel 40:16. A hall of the same dimensions was between the boundary wall and eastern guard-chambers Ezekiel 40:31. It is probable that in one of these halls (that of the eastern gateway of the inner court) the prince "ate bread" on solemn festivals Ezekiel 44:3.

    Unto the post of the court round about the gate - This hall or colonnade extended the whole breadth of the building to the pavement (Ezekiel 40:18, H, Plan II). Outside the building on the pavement was a series of pillars.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 40:14

    40:14 He made - Measured, and thereby shewed what kind of posts they should be. Threescore cubits - Probably this refers to the height of this gate built up two stories above the arch, and the posts in their height are only mentioned, but imply all the rest of the building over the east gate. Unto the post - These high columns, on the inner front of this gate were so disposed, that the last on each side was very near the first post, or pillar of the court on either side of the gate, and so the posts and buildings laid on those posts joined on each side of this gate.