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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Ezekiel 42:1-14

The prophet has taken a very exact view of the temple and the buildings belonging to it, and is now brought again into the outer court, to observe the chambers that were in that square. I. Here is a description of these chambers, which (as that which went before) seems to us very perplexed and intricate, through our unacquaintedness with the Hebrew language and the rules of architecture at that time. We shall only observe, in general, 1. That about the temple, which was the place of public... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 42:9

And from under these chambers ,.... Or, "from the lower part of these chambers" F26 ומיתחת הלשכות הלאה "et ab ima, parte exedrarum", Vatablus; "et infra calles has fuisse spatium ", Cocceius, Starckius. ; or, "from the lowest" of them there was a space, as may be supplied, and as is by Cocceius and Starchius; and as there was a wall to the west of them, so there was a void space to the east; and as follows: the entry on the east side : or, "he that brought me from the east"... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 42:4-14

Separation and society. What did those "chambers" mean, of which we read so much in this vision? Their immediate use, as intimated to the prophet, is given in the thirteenth and fourteenth verses. They were for the personal accommodation of the priests; that they might there, in a place which was nowise profane but thoroughly holy, eat that part of the sacrifices which fell to their share; and that they might there robe and unrobe, so as to serve in sacred vestments and mingle with the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 42:9

The chambers were approached by an entry (in the text the entry , this being a well-known and recognized part of the structure) which ran along the east side of the building, and led from the outer to the temple court. As this (the outer) court was higher than that (the temple), and could only be reached by steps, "the entry" is represented as lying under the chambers. It was manifestly this "entry" that was screened by the fence mentioned in Ezekiel 42:7 . read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Ezekiel 42:9

The entry from these chambers to the temple-court was by a passage lying to the east fenced off by the “wall” Ezekiel 42:7. This passage is described as lying under the chambers, being on the basement, and also having access by steps to the temple-court, which was raised many steps above the outer court. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Ezekiel 42:8-12

Ezekiel 42:8-12. For the length of the chambers, &c. The chambers that were built over the cloisters were in length fifty cubits. And lo, before the temple were a hundred cubits In passing from the north to the south side of the temple, Ezekiel 42:11-12, over the space of ground that fronted the east side of it, the prophet was shown that it measured a hundred cubits, Ezekiel 41:14. And from under these chambers was the entry, &c. The entry into these south chambers was by a... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 42:1-20

The priests’ rooms (42:1-20)Ezekiel now gives further details concerning the rooms for the priests located in the inner court (see 40:44-47). There were two priests’ buildings, one on the north side of the temple proper, the other on the south.First the building on the north side is described. It was three storeys high and divided lengthways by a passage. On the temple yard side of this passage were three storeys consisting of one long narrow room on each storey. On the outer court side were... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Ezekiel 42:9

from under these chambers = underneath were these chambers. was the entry = the entrance [was]. read more

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