Thomson(i) 1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the first month, on the tenth day of the month; the fourteenth year after the city was taken; on that day the hand of the Lord came upon me 2 and in a vision of God brought me to the land of Israel and set me on a very high mountain, on which there was a building before me resembling a city. 3 And he led me thither. And lo! a man, whose appearance resembled that of sparkling brass; and in his hand a builder's line and a measuring reed. And he stood at the gate. 4 And the man whom I saw said to me, Son of man, Behold with thine eyes and hear with thine ears, and lay up in thy heart all that I shew thee; for thou art come hither that I may shew thee and that thou mayst point out to the house of Israel all that thou seest. 5 Now behold there was a wall on the outside of the house all around; and the man had in his hand a reed of six cubits long by the cubit and hand breadth, so he measured the outer wall. The breadth equalled the reed and its height was equal to the reed. 6 Then he went up by seven steps to the gate fronting the east and measured the ailam of the gate which was one reed broad; 7 and the Thee was a reed long and a reed broad; 8 and the ailam between the Theelath was six cubits. And the second Thee was a reed long and a reed broad and the ailam was five cubits; and the third Thee was a reed long and a reed broad. 9 And the ailam of the gateway adjoining the ailam of the gate was eight cubits, and the aileus were two cubits. 10 And with regard to the aliems of the gate on the inside and the Thees of the gate; the Thees were opposite to those without; three on one side of the gate and three on the other, all of the same measure on this side and on that. And the ailams on both sides were of the same measure. 11 Then he measured the breadth of the door of the gateway ten cubits. But the breadth of the gateway was thirteen cubits 12 comprehending a border of a cubit on each side up to the face of the Thees: and the Thees on each side were six cubits. 13 Then he measured the gate from the outer wall of one Thee to the outer wall of the other Thee twenty five cubits. This was gate upon gate. 14 And the open part of the ailam of the gate on the outside was twenty cubits, the theims of the gate being round about; 15 and including this vestibule of the gate on the outside and the vestibule of the gate on the inside the extent was fifty cubits. 16 And all around there were windows wide inwards and narrow outwards, for the theims and the inner ailams of this gate of the court: and on the windows for the ailams on the inside and on the ailams there were palm trees on this side and that. 17 Then he led me to the court within; and lo! here were houses for those employed in the holy service and ranges of columns all around the court; there were thirty houses in the peristyles or ranges of columns 18 and the porticos were behind the gate; the lower row of columns being on a range with the gates. 19 Then he measured the breadth of this court from the inner vestibule of the outer gate to the outer vestibule of a gate facing the east, one hundred cubits. 20 Then he led me northward, and lo! there was a gate to this outer court facing the north, and he measured it, both the length and the breadth; 21 and the Thees three on each side and the aileus and the ailammons and its palm trees. And the measures were the same as those of the gate facing the east. Its length was fifty cubits and its breadth twenty five cubits. 22 And its windows and the ailammons and its palm trees were the same as those of the eastern gate and the ascent to it was by seven steps. But the ailammons were on the inside. 23 And there was a gate to the inner court facing this northern gate in the same manner as the other did that to the east. And he measured the court from gate to gate, one hundred cubits. 24 Then he led me southward, and lo! there was a gate facing the south, and he measured it, and the Thees and the aileus and the ailammons: and the measures were the same as those mentioned. 25 And its windows and the ailammons around were the same as the windows of that other ailam. Its length was fifty cubits and its breadth twenty five cubits. 26 And it had seven steps and an ailammon on the inside. It had also palm trees on each side over the aileus. 27 And this gate was directly opposite to the south gate of the inner court; and he measured the court from gate to gate and the breadth on the south side was a hundred cubits. 28 Then he led me to the inner court of the gate facing the south, and he measured that gate, and its dimensions were the same as those mentioned, 29 and its Thees and its aileus and its ailammons were of the like dimensions. And there were windows to it and to the ailammon round about. Its length was fifty cubits and the breadth of its ailam on the outer court was twenty five cubits, 30 [Omitted] 31 and there were palm trees over the aileus and it had eight steps. 32 Then he led me to the gate facing the east, and measured it according to the same measures. 33 And its Thees and its aileus and its ailammons were of the measures above mentioned and it had windows and an ailammon round about. Its length was fifty cubits and its breadth twenty five cubits. 34 And its ailammon was on the inner court, and there were palm trees over the aileu on each side. And there were eight steps up to it. 35 Then he led me to the north gate and measured it according to the same measures. 36 And it had its Thees and its aileus and its ailammons and its windows around it, and an ailammon peculiar to it. Its length was fifty cubits, and its breadth twenty five cubits. 37 And its ailammons were on the outer court, and there were palm trees to the aileu, on each side and eight steps up to it. 38 Its houses for the priests, and its doors and its ailammon were at the second gate. At this gate facing the north there was a common sewer, 39 that they might there kill the sin offerings and the trespass offerings. 40 And behind the sewer of the burnt offerings there were at this gate facing the north, two tables facing the east. Also back of the second gate, and of the ailam of the gate were two tables on the east side. 41 There were four on one side, and four on the other, back of this gate. Upon these they slay the burnt offerings. And over against these eight tables for the burnt offerings, 42 there were four tables of hewn stone for the whole burnt offerings. The breadth of these was a cubit and a half, and the length two cubits and a half, and the height one cubit. On these are to be laid the instruments with which they kill the whole burnt offerings and the sacrifices. 43 They have therefore each of them a border of a hand breadth hewn on the inside all around; and over these tables there is a covering to defend them from the rain, and the heat of the sun. 44 Then he led me into the inner court; and lo! there were two apartments on the inner court; one behind the north gate facing the south; and one behind the south gate facing the north. 45 And he said to me, This apartment which faceth the south is for the priests, who keep the watch of the house, 46 and that apartment facing the north is for the priests who have the charge of the altar, namely the sons of Sadduk, the only Levites who come near to the Lord to minister to him. 47 Then he measured this court which was a hundred cubits long and a hundred cubits broad, being four square. And the altar was on one side in front of the house. 48 Then he led me to the ailam of the house and measured the ail of the ailam, five cubits the breadth on each side and the width of the gateway was fourteen cubits; and the cheeks of the door of the ailam were three cubits on the one side and three cubits on the other. 49 And the length of the ailam was twenty cubits and the breadth twelve cubits; and the ascent up to it was by ten steps. And there were pillars on the ailam, one on the one side and one on the other.