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Ezekiel's Description of Solomons Temple - Jerusalem


Far more detailed than the descriptions in Kings or Chronicles is the elaborate survey of the prophet Ezekiel, enabling indeed an accurate ground plan to be constructed; but this is avowedly of a vision temple, for Solomen's Temple was then destroyed and Ezekiel was in exile in Babylonia.

How far may this vision be taken in evidence for Solomon's Temple?

Latest opinions give it great value for the prophet came of a priestly family and must have been intimately familiar with the old Temple; moreover, being an exile, he would be likely to be almost passionately conservative. We may take it, therefore, that Ezekiel's is an idealism version, based on fact and aided by a retentive memory.

From Wonders of The Past