Ezekiel 41

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1 And he brought me to the temple, and measured the posts, six cubits broad on the one side, and six cubits broad on the other side, which was the breadth of the tabernacle.

1 et seq. See Chapter XL., 3, 5, 7 et seq. A. 648.
1-26. All things of worship of the internal church in respect to good and truth. P. P.
1-5, 13, 14, 22. See Chapter XL., 3-1 7. R. 486.
See Chapter XL., 3,5,6,8, II, 13, 17. E. 627.
See Chapter XL., 3,5,6,8, 11,13,17, add: the measures were also designated in numbers, to indicate the qualityof the things spiritually. E. 629.
1-3, 11, 17-20, 23-25. See Chapter XL., 6, 8-11, 13-15, 19, 20, 24, 27, 28, 32, 35, 36. E. 208.
1, 2, 4. See Chapter XL., 2, 6, 19-46. A. 3708.

2 And the breadth of the entrance was ten cubits; and the sides of the entrance were five cubits on the one side, and five cubits on the other side: and he measured the length thereof, forty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits.
3 Then went he inward, and measured each post of the entrance, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits; and the breadth of the entrance, seven cubits.
4 And he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits, and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto me, This is the most holy place.
5 Then he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side-chamber, four cubits, round about the house on every side.
6 And the side-chambers were in three stories, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which belonged to the house for the side-chambers round about, that they might have hold therein, and not have hold in the wall of the house.
7 And the side-chambers were broader as they encompassed the house higher and higher; for the encompassing of the house went higher and higher round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house continued upward; and so one went up from the lowest chamber to the highest by the middle chamber.
8 I saw also that the house had a raised basement round about: the foundations of the side-chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.
9 The thickness of the wall, which was for the side-chambers, on the outside, was five cubits: and that which was left was the place of the side-chambers that belonged to the house.
10 And between the chambers was a breadth of twenty cubits round about the house on every side.

2 By the temple in the supreme sense is signified the Lord, in the internal sense heaven and the church, and therefore by forty what is complete as to representation. A. 9437.
2, 9, 11, 12. Ezekiel describes the new earth, the new city, and the new temple, which the angel measured in detail. The description of nearly all the holy things there is set forth by numbers. He who does not know what those numbers involve, can scarcely know anything about the arcana therein contained. A. 5291.

11 And the doors of the side-chambers were toward the place that was left, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south: and the breadth of the place that was left was five cubits round about.
12 And the building that was before the separate place at the side toward the west was seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building was five cubits thick round about, and the length thereof ninety cubits.
13 So he measured the house, a hundred cubits long; and the separate place, and the building, with the walls thereof, a hundred cubits long;
14 also the breadth of the face of the house, and of the separate place toward the east, a hundred cubits.
15 And he measured the length of the building before the separate place which was at the back thereof, and the galleries thereof on the one side and on the other side, a hundred cubits; and the inner temple, and the porches of the court;
16 the thresholds, and the closed windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the threshold, ceiled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, (now the windows were covered),

11 Concerning the doors towards the north and the south, the four quarters according to which the holy things were arranged, signify states of good and truth in the Lord’s kingdom. A. 3708.

17 to the space above the door, even unto the inner house, and without, and by all the wall round about within and without, by measure.

17, 18, 20, 25, 26. That cherubim mean providence, and palm trees wisdom which is of good from the Lord. Therefore where the new temple is described in Ezekiel, by which is signified the heaven of the Lord, it is said that cherubim and palm trees were upon the walls throughou t. A. 8369.

18 And it was made with cherubim and palm-trees; and a palm-tree was between cherub and cherub, and every cherub had two faces;

18-20. Cherubim signify the providence of the Lord. What they represented round about the new house described by Ezekiel. A. 8764.
The cherubim upon the curtains of the dwelling, upon the veil, upon the walls of the temple, and upon the doors of it, signified the guard of the Lord, lest the holy Divine should be approached except through the good of love. A. 9509.
By the cherubs was signified a guard, that the Lord, heaven, and Divine truth, such as it is interiorly in the Word, may not be approached immediately, but mediately through ultimates. S. 97.
See Chapter XXVIII., 12-14, 16. R. 239.
By palms the Divine truths of the Word are signified. R. 367.
The paragraph in S.97 repeated. T. 260.
Palm signifies spiritual good, which is the good of charity. E. 277.
18, 20, 23, 25. By the temple here mentioned is signified the new church, which was to be established by the Lord at His coming into the world; for by the description of the new city, the new temple, and new earth, are signified all things belonging to the new church, and thence to the new heaven, which are described by mere correspondences. E. 458.

19 so that there was the face of a man toward the palm-tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm-tree on the other side. thus was it made through all the house round about:
20 from the ground unto above the door were cherubim and palm-trees made: thus was the wall of the temple.

19 By cherubs is signified the Lord’s foresight and providence. That they had the face of a lion was from the omnipotence of Divine truth from Divine good, which is of providence. A. 6367.

21 As for the temple, the door-posts were squared; and as for the face of the sanctuary, the appearance thereof was as the appearance of the temple.

21 See Chapter XL., 9, 10, 14, 16, 24. A. 7847.
21, 25. See Chapter XL., 9, 10, 14, 16, 24. A. 7847.

22 The altar was of wood, three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This is the table that is before Jehovah.23 And the temple and the sanctuary had two doors.
24 And the doors had two leaves apiece, two turning leaves: two leaves for the one door, and two leaves for the other.
25 And there were made on them, on the doors of the temple, cherubim and palm-trees, like as were made upon the walls; and there was a threshold of wood upon the face of the porch without.
26 And there were closed windows and palm-trees on the one side and on the other side, on the sides of the porch: thus were the side-chambers of the house, and the thresholds.

22 Altars in general were of the ground, of stones, of brass, of wood, and also of gold. Of brass, gold, and wood, because these signified good. A. 8940.
The altar being made of wood and overlaid with brass, was also for the sake of use, that it might be carried about, and moved from place to place, also because wood signified good, and shittim wood the good of righteousness, or of the merit of the Lord alone. E. 391.
By corners are signified all things, because they signify extremes. Extremes include and comprehend all things. E.417.

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg (Compiled by Robert S. Fischer 1925)