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